It was nice knowing you, Google+

by Volker Weber

Today I have finally closed the lid on the Google+ coffin and nailed it shut. My last posting was from two years ago, but once in a while I came back to lurk, much like I do on Facebook.

And then Google decided to add all my circles to my address book. Hundreds of people I don't need in there. A quick visit to Google+, delete all circles, farewell. It's not astonishing that they keep shooting themselves in the foot. But the speed at which they reload ...

With Google+ dead, Facebook smelling funny with irrelevant click bait, I find myself looking at Ello for inspiration and Twitter for news. I post to Instagram and look at Imgur for fun pics.

Comments

Thanks for the idea, I've now done the same. They do show a nice animation when you delete a circle, though.

Scott Hanson, 2015-03-06

I love G+ but I hated that circle-integration BS too. So I took the other road and switched from Google Mail/Contacts/Calendar to Office 365. Works for me brilliantly now since January.

Richard Kaufmann , 2015-03-07

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