Bye, Google+

I just deleted the Google account I'd associated with Google+. I mean, really, the scariness gets to a certain level at some point and...ick.

I still have a couple of test accounts, but there's nothing useful in any of them. I won't be on Google+, well, ever, so far as I can see things going. Sorry, anyone who wants to use it.


mcepl wrote on 2011-07-28 10:06: :) And working on packaging for EPEL-6 and installing my own instance (text message limit > 140 !).
emmet.curran wrote on 2011-07-28 13:21:
hmmmm - i activated google+ on my account cos i read on boingboing that your picasa account becomes practically unlimited, and i'm looking for good free online storage to back up my photos. i don't use facebook or any others and don't plan to use google+ any cheap alternatives for photo storage suggestions welcome!
adamw wrote on 2011-07-28 14:28:
emmet: I pay for a Flickr pro account, so I guess I don't have any 'cheap' suggestions. Though really, at $20 per year, it's not going to put anyone out of business. mcepl: see, I don't really get the whole 'Google+ vs. Twitter / Identica" angle. If you step back far enough they all start looking like IRC with a web server, sure, but I think in practice the way people use the services is going to differ substantially due to the Facebook-y element of Google+. It's hard for me to quantify, but they just don't 'feel' anything alike. I'm happy signing up for Twitter and Identica to use for strictly-circumscribed work purposes: I can post announcement type things on there and people can read them. It is a microblog, just like the name says. It feels quite hard to circumscribe your use of Google+ in such a way, and that's one of my problems with it; again, a squishy feeling, but it's just so eminently clear that Google+ is just one more Google tentacle, softly and lovingly working its way lovingly straight up your rear end...
adamw wrote on 2011-07-28 14:32:
mcepl: btw, isn't setting up your own server a bit pointless? it's not distributed, right? so if someone wants to follow you, they'll have to set up an account on your server? they can't just do it with an account? to me that kinda renders most of the advantages of a twitter-type service moot and it just becomes a really really restricted personal blogging system...
jankusanagi wrote on 2011-08-01 02:09:
Hi Adam, I guess somebody told you alreadym but StatusNet is a distributed/federated system, like e-mail or jabber :) In fact, plenty of people with their own statusNet services post messages to's !groups. So it's not restricted, on the contrary!
adamw wrote on 2011-08-01 17:16:
nope, no-one told me that - neat. maybe I should run my own server, then. disapora: I don't know much about it, I never joined. From what I know it's an interesting concept but it's not doing very well.
jankusanagi wrote on 2011-08-01 02:16:
BTW, I'm curious: how do you feel about Diaspora? wrote on 2011-09-17 16:03:
@jankusanagi Diaspora seems to me like lovely (actually their UI is probably better than and yes it seems to me that Google got a huge dose of “inspiration” from them) project, but kind of “me too” competition to, which on the top of everything doesn't support OStatus AFAIK yet, right?