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Hayo Jongbloed
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"Live and let live!"
"Live and let live!"

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Ten Commandments I wholeheartedly support!
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I joined Minds.com a while ago as my replacement 'social media home' after G+ shuts down. I like it there and find it has good potential. I like that it's open to the outside world and people not on Minds can still see my posts there. I also like that it's open-source and ad-free, while interaction on Minds (posting, commenting, resharing (reminding) and liking posts are rewarded with Minds-tokens.

If you like to join me there, please use this link:
https://www.minds.com/register?referrer=HJongbloed
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Interesting review of using Minds.com as an ex-Google+ user...
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Highly entertaining (in my humble opinion) insider story of a former UX designer who worked on Google+ in the early years. Sounds like Google was (and is) pretty clueless about how to make a good social media product!
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Excellent history timeline of Google+. I've been here from the very beginning in 2011 and am sad how a once so wonderful product has been so utterly destroyed. When Google finally pulls the plug next year it's goodbye and thanks for all the fish!
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The “why” of it! From 2014 on, it was the beginning of the end.
“ …It had over 500 million active users at one point. Some of Google’s best apps were spin-offs of their Google Plus counterparts, like Google Photos, Google Hangouts, and the roots of YouTube’s live streaming came from Hangouts-On-Air. With such a vast collection of features, active users, and integrations with other Google services, how the hell did Google Plus manage to fail?

It wasn’t any one problem. Google Plus died after years of bad decisions, unfortunate luck, and unforeseen circumstances. Let’s take a look at a brief history of the bad decisions that led to the demise of Google Plus, or at least contributed strongly to it. …”

https://www.androidauthority.com/a-eulogy-of-google-plus-913743/
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Autumn colours.
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Exactly my thoughts and feelings as well!
It's been an emotional roller coaster this week and taken me a little while to put my thoughts together on the news about G+.

I'm glad people are finding workable alternatives. I wish them a smooth and seamless migration. I'm not ready to leave and don't (yet) feel the need. But that may change.

I've not met +Mike Elgan though I have many times appreciated his words and ideas through the years; I fully expect he would be great to have a beer with. But I profoundly (and respectfully) disagree with his conclusion:

Social is dead and we can - and should - retreat to our blog safe spaces.

(See his excellent and thought-provoking post: https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/gNz2B2Rw7uV)

This ghettoised approach will never work for me. Nor do I think it desirable on a societal level. Is social dead? That seems dramatic, even if worth seriously discussing. We need public commons and shared spaces that are not under the aegis of our personal domain names. I feel pretty strongly about this.

Maybe in time I'll share a little bit more about my feelings and experience with G+ as an insider. But for now, the below fairly reflects where I'm at.

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Google damaging their reputation like...
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