Dearest Google,

We need to have a talk.

I'd like to think that we've gotten closer over these past months on Google+. You've learned some more about me, I've learned some more about you. And, to be honest, I don't like the direction that this relationship is going.

When we first got together I could talk to you about anything and you would not judge me, nor chastise me, nor silence me. Now, it seems that since we made our relationship public, we can no longer talk about the things we used to debate all the time. I know that not everyone wants to be a part of these discussions, and I have begged and pleaded for some way to indicate which of my statements might be offensive, but you stand stalwart against progression in this area.

This relationship used to be my safe haven from the judgement and cruelty that is Facebook. These days it feels like you're trying to turn int her. I'll be honest, I don't like it. If it keeps up, I wonder how much longer I'll be able to handle this relationship.

Diaspora reminds me of everything you used to be. She lets me talk about anything, show her anything, and even if she doesn't like what I say, she listens and allows me to say it. I'm not saying this relationship is over, but if there aren't some serious changes, I think we might have to consider the option. I just can't deal with how controlling and aggressive you're becoming.

I miss the way things used to be. When we could laugh, cry, strip, and argue- sometimes all at the same time. What happened?

In the words of one of my favorite people:
"Censorship is like telling a grown man he can't eat a steak because a baby can't chew it." ~Mark Twain
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