To Sweeney, and many thousands of others, the social network often said to be dead…

To Sweeney, and many thousands of others, the social network often said to be dead has become like a kind of small-town mall, that “only has a movie theater, a TJ Maxx, couple of shoe stores, and a Cinnabon left open,” Sweeney wrote in a public post. A little clunky, a little forlorn—but home.

With the clock ticking, Google+ users are warily eyeing their alternatives. A “Google+ Mass Migration” group has already sprung up (on Google+, of course) for “community leaders” to decide “where we go.” The options so far are suitably niche: the privacy-oriented social network MeWe; the decentralized, open-source network Mastodon; and Pluspora, which describes itself as an “online social world where you are in control.” Facebook is absolutely off the table.

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Meet the educators and gamers mourning the death of Google+
A few thousand people are bidding a reluctant farewell to their favorite social network.

3 Replies to “To Sweeney, and many thousands of others, the social network often said to be dead…”

  1. I'm vexed by it all. I would think Google would keep G+ around – it has been a big deal – even if it has died down over the years, it probably still has a few million people, surely. It has never been perfect, but nothing ever is. It has definitely been many leaps better than Facebook. just the little things like the ability to make text bold or italic make a huge improvement over Facebook. We have ten months to change their minds; get G+ adopted by someone else; or find a new home.

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