Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Michael Pate
1,638 followers -
Librarian. Egalitarian. Republican.
Librarian. Egalitarian. Republican.

1,638 followers
About
Posts

Post has shared content
Well, it's official: Google+ is going away.

This makes me very sad. Even with all the ups and downs over the years, G+ has remained a vibrant and thriving community where I've connected with countless interesting people -- people who are as passionate about gadgets, systems, and other geekery as I am and who love discussing and debating those things in respectful and intelligent ways. As I'm sure I don't have to tell you, that kind of community is incredibly rare and difficult to find.

I can't say I'm entirely surprised Google is pulling the plug at this point, all considered, but I'm still extremely disappointed. But, alas. Here we are.

G+ isn't set to sunset until next August, so we have some time. And I'll stick around for now, as long as other folks are still here. Looking forward, though, the absolute best way to keep up with me, stay connected to what I'm doing, and stay in touch is via my weekly newsletter: https://www.androidintel.net

I'm also on Twitter, if you'd like to connect there as well: http://twitter.com/jrraphael

This has been a wonderful experience, and that's 100% because of all of you. Thank you for creating such a lively, fun, and thoughtful community within these virtual walls. I will really, truly miss it.
PhotoPhotoPhoto
10/8/18
3 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Google Takeout, can you do something about comments?

I'm not sure where I'm going to go when G+ shuts down—I've been doing more with Medium, but that's heavyweight and has the paywall problem, and Mastodon seems too lightweight but maybe I just don't understand it well enough yet.

But one issue: you can pull all your G+ posts via Google Takeout, but while you get comments on your posts' threads, you do not get reshare comments or comments you made on others' posts.

We generally acted with proprietorship over our posts' comment threads in terms of moderation, we had the ability to delete or approve comments on our threads, etc. So I can understand the clear-cut "ownership" that users have over their own posts and the comment threads on their posts. But I think there's also a partial-ownership interest in these other cases, as well.
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Just so you know... I'll be the last one out of here on +Google+ next August.

I was one of the first ones here...

... And I'll turn off the lights when y'all are gone.
Add a comment...

So I haven't been around lately. Did I miss anything exciting?
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Android P Beta
Photo

Post has attachment
Pixel XL
Saturate Icon Pack
Wallpaper from Pixel Walls
Photo

Post has attachment
Icon Set - Saturate
Wallpaper - found in Pixel Walls
Calendar - Event Flow Calendar Widget
Photo

Post has attachment
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded