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I still don't understand why G+ never caught on. For me FB is wayyyy too busy with panes and club, and groups, and businesses, and news, and election interference, and the bird site at 140, and now at 280 was just not enough. I always found G+ to be the perfect balance between the two. It really does boggle my mind that no one likes it. The only thing I can think, is Google didn't find a way to appeal to peoples' egos enough, since that's what social media seems to be about for most people.

@Ricardus I'm going to miss G+, TBH. It had a much better model than FB.

@gesslar YES! How did people not see that, considering google OWNS the damn internet! How could they not make this work?!

@Ricardus I'm really at a loss! When I described the difference between the two media, it was thus: FB is the people you "must" follow, and G+ is the people you WANT to follow.

@Ricardus I always liked the way that G+ let you organize users. I understand Diaspora worked like that too, but I never got into that one.

@murph @ricardus Yes D* lets you put users in lists. Not a bad idea.
@murph Yes, I was an active user of #Diaspora and its "Aspects" when #GPlus and its "Circles" came out, so it was very familiar. Both the concept and the site's initial interface were obvious clones of D*.

@Ricardus I wouldn't use it, but it is worth noting I was prohibited: they wouldn't accept my identity. Which is strange, since I've bought things from Google... That was the catalyst to get out completely.

@maiki Someone else mentioned the nymwar. I don't recall it. All I know is Jeri Ryan (7 of 9 from Voyager) used to reply to me on G+ so it will forever be remembered fondly.

@maiki I think someone has. I've seen it come up in her twitter feed before. But then again, after what happened to WilW, she might not wanna come here out of solidarity.

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