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When I first signed up for G+ I was suspicious that it was going to go the way of the Dodo, or Buzz, or Wave, or Reader... or Orkut (although that happened later). But it worked for a while. I made some friends. Some people pissed me off. I started off sharing poetry but that gave way to sharing photography. I wrote long essays about Indian philosophy and mythology. I read great posts about mathematics, language and science.

But then the algorithms kicked in. Few people saw my posts. I didn’t see posts from people I followed. Lot of power users started leaving. Gundotra quit. A bunch of idiots took over. They listened to the advise of another idiotic group of people. New features. Collections. New bugs. I ranted many times. No one listened. And I pretty much stopped using G+.

Do I feel sad? Well, to an extent. Luckily the friends I made here I have tried to connect with outside G+ as well. Well, some of them at least. Some I have lost touch with. Some I will probably lose touch with in future. But, on the other hand, I feel vindicated and honestly feel like gloating a bit as well. I am happy that the aforementioned idiots ended up on the wrong side. I’m a little bit happy that all those people who somehow rode the lucky algorithm tide to google plus celebrity will lose their unjustly obtained status.

Google+ stopped being relevant or useful or fun more than 4 years ago. My only connection to it was a WordPress plugin that let me share my blog posts directly from my website. I will not miss Google+. I will miss my friends though. I wish you would join me on Twitter or on my website.

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There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
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Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
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A weed is but an unloved flower.
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I drink to make other people more interesting.
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There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.
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Good digestions, the gray monotony of provincial life, and the boredom—ah the soul-destroying boredom—of long days of mild content.
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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
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It’s when you write ‘I LOVE YOU’ in the sand, that the ocean carries your message to all of those that sail upon her.
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How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
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