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Dede King
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Are you a sockpuppet? Do you have sockpuppets? Have you ever sockpuppeted your G+ friends?

Asking for a friend.

What's new with me?
Fuck you Google Pus, that's what's new. What's also new is that I actively despise this software and UI. I tried five fucking times to post a stupid tiny image with two lines of text, five!, every time I click the 'add image' button, my entire phone freezes. Not just the G+ app, the whole freaking phone just freezes and fades to black before my phone probably thinks "fuck you too G+" and eventually comes back to Apple life. And fuck you for the stupid "what's new with you?" prompt like we're a bunch of recalcitrant tweens that have to be guided to have a thought.

I can't believe I actually logged back in just to post this instead of throwing this phone against the wall because of you. I normally roll my eyes at people who can't handle change and complain about beta, but this is not beta. What the fuck are your engineers doing? Do any of you actually use your own software and do any of you use non Android devices in order to form an unbiased opinion?

Phew. Now that I've taken a much needed deep arse breath and realized that I've just anthropomorphized a company's social media platform, I just want to say, it's because of you we can't have nice things. Do you even KISS? It's not that hard.

Okay I'm still doing it, I just really hate when I'm paying for a service via all my anonymized data that Google uses to include me as a target demographic for Advertisers, and I'm just not getting said service.

A moment of zen if anyone from Google actually cares to listen...
Listen to and communicate with your human Users like your job depends on it.

If you're sick of hearing people complain about G+ and the changes then yeah it's too bad you've read this far. It is what it is. Wherever you go there you are etc etc.

Update to add issues/gripes as I encounter them. IOS 9.2 iPhone 6
Updated after new update
- Phone freezes when adding an image to a post - Fixed
- App intermittently freezes on normal browsing - Fixed
- External links don't always show up in the in-app web browser - Fixed
- After adding a comment, the screen momentarily freezes
- No way to see who plussed your comments, who reshared etc
- No way to see how a post "rippled"
- No way to categorize posts without using a Collection
- Collections automatically show all users following you, even if it's supposed to be hidden in your settings
- Can't see comments on posts when clicking on a link to a post from within a comment - Fixed
- New notifications marked as 'Read'
- No easy way to see trending or relevant posts
- No easy way to meet new people through 'normal conversational' posts that do not exist in a Collection or Community
- No easy way to introduce your circles to new people
- Complete lack of communication on new updates and changes
- The UI is not intuitive

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Confirmation Bias Is A Terrible Thing
It's scary how many legitimate news outlets regurgitated this spurious story without researching it, and how many people actually believed it (and still do). Perhaps all Carson's facts do not line up, but with some research, the gist of it does. This is why I'm a staunch believer in bearing "falsifiability" in mind when critically reading absolutely anything. I'm also a fan of the Thesis/Antithesis/Synthesis triad in writing pedagogy and believe it should be applied to journalism. It's not that hard.

In other words, journalists, stop being so fucking lazy.

*Just to be clear: I can't stand Carson.

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I don't get some people
Some of my friends specifically. Why do they complain about their emotionally and/or physically abusive boyfriends/husbands/fuck toys, yet they keep taking them back? It's very much like this brick wall they keep banging their heads against, hoping it will somehow magically transform into Platform 9 3/4.

What irks me more, is that I've been one of those women, where for no blinking reason and sans reason, deceptive emotion trumps logic.

It's not that any of these women aren't smart, have low EQ or in some cases lack self esteem; It's just...I don't know. Love? What a deceptive beast.

So low key vexatious, right?


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Change my mind
I'm pretty sure everyone's already heard the news that Lamar Odom needs a kidney transplant following a drug, herbal viagra and sex overdose. Of course it's illegal to buy a kidney in the US, but I'm certain he'll find a willing donor among his or Khloe Kardashian's legion of fans (which I am not, so needless to say it won't be my kidney).

But, in everything I've ever read on this and peripheral topics, I have yet to come across a good enough reason why you shouldn't be able to sell a kidney when you can donate one anonymously or not.

If you have the most rational answer, please enlighten me.

Reward will be my kidney should you ever need one. I'm blood type Oh Positive. Many, many terms and conditions apply.


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Poll option B
+1 if you agree

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Interview goals.

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My split end under a weak microscope. You're welcome.
#selfiesunday #science

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Looks like the Ashley Madison hackers made good on their threat. Oi.

#ashleymadison #lolyouarescrewed

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This is such a lie.
I'm supposed to have a 20Mb line (sad I know). There should be a "feels like" meter. Even with local websites they take forever to load on my mobile connecting via Wireless to an Apple AirPort Extreme wired to the old Netgear router. Update: After disabling WMM on my old router, the speed suddenly feels a lot faster even if it only shows a meg difference on the speed test. Progress. Next steps: Buy a new router and optimize the configuration like a boss.
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