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Here is a handy comparison worksheet of some Google+ alternatives. I did not prepare this. I see Tumblr is missing.


Here are 15 Google+ replacement sites I found with descriptions and links (Tumblr looks really interesting)

Facebook: You probably already have an account there but I had to mention it LOL.


Google+ Rewritten: The go-to place for G+ refugees.
A place that’s open to the artists, memers, and everyday users of G+.
We're creating A home for the G+ family
A Public Mighty Network


Tumblr: Tumblr is an excellent Google+ alternative that lets you share and share anything and everything. Extremely flexible, widely enjoyable, ultra-sublime, it lets you post photos, texts, links, quotes, videos, music and the like from your email, PC, browser, phone and others more.

Tumblr made it really, really simple for people to make a blog and put whatever they want on it. Stories, photos, GIFs, TV shows, links, quips, dumb jokes, smart jokes, Spotify tracks, mp3s, videos, fashion, art, deep stuff. Tumblr is 441 million different blogs, filled with literally whatever.

All those great, random blogs your friends send you, those are Tumblr blogs. We’ll help you find and follow blogs like that, and we’ll help other people find and follow yours.

Once you follow a blog, all of its posts show up in your dashboard, just like you’d expect. See something great? Reblog it to your own blog. Add commentary if you like. Make it your own. Other people will do the same to your posts. That’s how you meet people here.

A micro-blogging site like few others, its all fun, and lots more fun. With Tumblr, you’ll more or less be doing cartwheels every day due to how fab it makes you feel!

MeWe: Share anything and everything: photos, videos, voice messages, disappearing content, mail, chat and more. Capture your entire world or just a moment in time. You own your content. You control your interactions. You design your level of privacy. Our breakthrough technology allows you to stay connected to your world through 1:1 communication or in private groups. Save and manage your content in your personal cloud storage, too. We do not spy, track, or share your data. Your personal information and content is yours - not ours.

No Ads. No Spyware. No BS.
Plus, the best chat & texting app, with privacy you trust.


Diaspora: Let’s say you get given the godlike power to take apart the likes of Facebook and pump inordinate amounts of steroids into its privacy-seeking muscles, what you get should be Diaspora. With this particular social media site, the fear the majority of us feel about the exposing of our private information is largely eliminated.

Therefore, users get to sleep easy and share anything they like with anyone they want in excellent safety. As a social media site where momentous things happen, it performs excellently and serves as a very viable alternative to Google+ or of any other social media.

Diaspora is a free personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. Installations of the software form nodes (termed "pods") which make up the distributed Diaspora social network.

Use diaspora as your home base to post to your profiles on other major social services. This way your friends will still be able to keep in touch with what you’re up to, even if they’re not yet on diaspora*. diaspora* currently supports cross-posting to your Twitter, Tumblr, and WordPress accounts, with more to come.


Pinterest: With Pinterest, you are kind of back in high school, with the corridors populated by all sorts of pin boards advertising or displaying this and that. You get to like the said pics, interact with people who share the same pictorial interests that you do, and give your eyes an orgasm every now and then.

Pinterest is rather picture-focused, but it still provides an excellent all-round performance that puts it solidly in line as a top Google Plus alternative.


VK: Russian-based, VK is one of the largest social media networks in the world and the biggest in the EU. Just like other social media users get to make, send and share photos, videos, posts and virtually anything else you might expect from a top social media site. Find out more about VK here:


Minds: Open-source and with an excellent focus on free speech, Minds is a social network that lets you say whatever you like however you like to whomever you like. Which serves to make it a useful tool and a social media site totally worth befriending if you feel like getting an earful of the diverse opinion other people might have on equally diverse issues.

It stands out with a very professional interface and sublimely combines the features and contents of the likes of Facebook and YouTube. Which firmly puts it in the list of the best alternatives to Google+ you can find on this sweet earth.


Mastodon: Another free and open-source micro-blogging social media platform, Mastodon features extreme user customization and is an uber-lovable monster that’s well worth the stress of taming and befriending. Mastadon is just one part of the network, run by the main developers of the project. It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow the code of conduct! With 500 characters at your disposal and support for granular content and media warnings, you can express yourself the way you want to. Multiple apps for iOS, Android, and other platforms thanks to a developer-friendly API ecosystem allow you to keep up with your friends anywhere. Mastodon is not a commercial network. No advertising, no data mining, no walled gardens. There is no central authority.

Few decentralized micro-blogging sites come as sweet and slick as does Mastodon. Rock it and remake the world in the image of your words.


Movim: Little known but widely admired by people in the know, Movim is an open-source distributed social network that permits users to set up their own servers with which to host content. These servers then work together to share user-generated content.

Due to this, your personal files are far more secure and not sitting pretty somewhere where they can be taken over, hacked, or be ill-used. Let loose on the social media landscape just a couple months ago, it has the potential of growing bigger than ever and is well worth taking a good look at.

Movim is a distributed social network built on top of XMPP, a popular open standards communication protocol that allows you to exchange with many other clients on all devices such as Conversations (Android) or Dino (Desktop). You can easily access and explore the content of the whole network and connect with all other Movim users instantly.. Movim is a free and open source software licensed under the AGPL. It can be accessed using existing XMPP clients and Jabber accounts. The project was founded by Timothée Jaussoin in 2010.


Reddit: Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you.


Twister: Decentralized and designed for matchless peer-to-peer microblogging, Twister comes with end-to-end encryption, which ensures nothing but the best confidentiality and privacy. Available on a variety of OS, it borrows components from some top social media sites and the security framework of Bitcoin to provide an ultra-secure and very hack-resistant social network service.

Got something to say, but you fear your government might chop off your head for it? Then, use Twister; it’s far better than Google+!


GNU Social: Kindly consider it a slightly downgraded version of Twitter, and you might well be right. It’s a free and thankfully open-source communication software that you can host on your own and which lets you seamlessly connect among diverse micro-blogging communities. GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase. It is already used by the Free Software Foundation.

If you’ve heard of Mastodon, that’s an alternative implementation of GNU social. People on one can follow their friends on the other. That’s one of the advantages of federation!

Very customizable and feature-packed for both amateur and professional computer hobbyists, it can be a little awkward for the guy in the street to configure and use. Still, it provides very convenient service that can make it indispensable in the hands of someone who knows what he/she is doing.


GAB: Gab is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based social networking service formerly based in Austin, Texas. It was created as an alternative to Twitter and promotes itself as supporting free speech. It allows its users to read and write messages of up to 300 characters, called "gabs".


Friendica: Friendica users can connect with others via their own Friendica server, but may also fully integrate contacts from other platforms including Twitter, Diaspora, and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'. In addition to these two way connections, users can also use Friendica as a publishing platform to post content to Google+, WordPress, Tumblr and Libertree. In addition, e-mail contacts and RSS feeds can be integrated.[4] Because users are distributed across many servers, their "addresses" consist of a username, the "@" symbol, and the domain name of the Friendica instance in the same manner email addresses are formed.

Most functionality from major microblogging and social networking platforms are also available in Friendica, for example tagging users and groups via "@ mentions", direct messages, hashtags, photo albums, "likes", "dislikes", comments and reshares of publicly visible posts. Published items can be edited and updated across the network. Comprehensive settings for privacy and the public visibility of posts allow users to regulate who can read which contributions or see specific information about the user. Users can also create multiple profiles, allowing different groups of people (such as friends, or work mates) to see a different profile entirely when viewing the same page. User accounts can be downloaded or deleted, and can be imported to a different Friendica server if so required. Users can download or delete their own profiles as well as import a profile to another Friendica server. Public forums can be created under different accounts, which can be switched between if the accounts are registered with the same email address.

Many extensions and themes exist for Friendica, including "connectors", which can be used to connect to the platforms mentioned above. However, for the sake of simplicity, a lot of new features are also created as extensions and later incorporated into the "core" of Friendica.

October 12, 2018

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Like a lot of other Plussers I'm moving - currently I'm on MeWe, so please feel free to join me there!
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Come to think of it - it's actually quite a rude move by Google to close down Google+ to those who helped build it up to what it is today?

We've been here right from the start, keeping the place active and shaping it to what it is today - and we're also the victims of the breach! And they shut us out? Once I've had time to let the news sink in it just came to me...
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So, it seems MeWe can't handle the surge from Plussers pouring in - it's currently down...

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Gentlemen... let's broaden our minds!

I've joined Pluspora - If you feel like it, please join me there...
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I've joined Pluspora, then I'll see what I can make of it - also on Ello, since long time ago, never used it but I guess I should look into it again...

I don't think it's easy to find one platform to suit everybody - but how about somewhere to register where you're moving to, which platforms you are on? A directory of sorts, of all old Google+ users, so you can find people again?

I don't have a clue where to create such a directory, but it would be nice to have one...

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“This is the most chill social media I’ve found, with friendly people I like.”

Exactly how I feel...
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Google+ closing - no surprise there, I haven't been that active here for a long time, mostly because a lot of people jumped ship and it got quiet...

I will miss some people here, hope to connect elsewhere - my Facebook profile is here:

Send me a personal message on Hangouts (or wherever) and I'll gladly share my email address.

It's actually both sad and funny, that when Google+ launched I made the same type of post on Facebook, then went ahead trying to close the Facebook account (wasn't possible, as it turned out)...
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I'm starting to pull the last of my hair out - just installed FortiClient EMS today - every time a client touches it (connects) and pulls the profile, all web access becomes retarded.

Sites that used to load fast start loading like it's over a 56K modem (pictures loading progressively), other sites refuse to load fully or at all. Then again some sites load as fast as they ever did! What on Earth is going on?

Tried disabling webfilter and whatnot, no change.

VPN settings are pulled like they should, so at least that's working (even access to internal servers).

Only way to remedy is uninstall FortiClient and install again - disconnecting EMS doesn't do it. None of the clients from the deployment works, only the one from the online installer (

I left at 21:45 from work today and I'm no wiser...
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