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Joaquín Herrero Pintado
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Hacker. Nerd. Geek. Nice guy.
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Why Google+ is the worst social site, with the exception of all the others

Social networks are great in theory, but annoying in practice.

For several years, Google+ was the greatest social anything ever. Then Vic Gundotra left Google, and the company pivoted G+ into a visual Reddit, with the focus on topics, rather than people.

Now engagement is a fraction of what it used to be. Google+ is still slow and bloated and has a few other problems.

So I stopped being exclusive to Google+, and started up an external blog, resurrected my newsletter and started posting again on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit and others — as well as on Google+.

All these social networks and alternative media suck in one way or another. Blogs don't get any traffic or engagement. Newsletters are one-to-many media that tend to have small followerships.

Twitter is a hotbed of bots, hostility, propaganda, trolling and harassment. And has ads.

Instagram is like high school, with the jocks and the cheerleaders getting all the popularity while everybody else just wants to be their friends. And has ads.

Facebook is hell, with that company manipulating everything and choosing what your relationships are. And has ads.

Reddit is a great source of content, but it's not great for blogging, driving traffic or engaging with a community. And has ads.

They all suck in some way or another.

At some point it becomes clear that, despite its flaw, Google+ is still the best social anything out there. And in the most important ways.

The Google+ community is better. Specifically, while you get "rewarded" on other social networks for being political or hostile or snarky or formulaic or for some other bad reason, Google+ community members are generally rewarded (with engagement and esteem) for being smart and contributing something of value. And no ads.

I don't know. This is how I'm feeling right now.

What do YOU think?
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Visual Science company's 3D model of the Ebola virus — the causative agent of a severe form of viral hemorrhagic fever in humans. 

Source: http://static.167.99.47.78.clients.your-server.de/en/
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A social media house with repair centre included just in case 
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