Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

March 7, 2013

Done With Google+

After quite a few months of using Google+, I have elected to kill it dead!
There are several reasons:

1: I don't like my full name being posted all over the internet.
2: The concept of circles does nothing for me. I have my friends and followers (who I enjoy) and         do not need  the contacts being expanded indefinitely.
3: I am not a fan of Facebook for similar reasons. Google+ is too much like Facebook.
4: I believe in the basics of KISS. (Keep it simple surely).
5: When I find things working well, I don't like things that break it.

Now, if Google would allow me to have my Followers widget back up, life would be good.


Alica said...

I like to keep it simple too! I joined Google + because I though I had to, but my follower list never disappeared, so I'll stick with what works for me! :) (My dashboard still shows me updates from the blogs that I follow)

jean said...

I'm with you, Ian. Hope you get your follower widget back up.

The Dancing Donkey said...

Google seems to be on a campaign to alienate as many of their users as possible. They're doing a very good job of it.

TexWisGirl said...

i have a google+ acct but have never linked my blog to it. don't like using my real name on my blog. folks who get my email know it, but still...

Li said...

I don't know too many people who use Google+ on a regular basis. Actually, the only time it was really useful to me was when Skype quit working - I could use the Google hangout feature to videochat with friends. It makes a nice backup, although I prefer Skype.

Madge Bloom said...

I'm getting close to pulling the plug on G+ as well, it simply isn't very user friendly... and as to GFC, I too wish they hadn't taken that away from those of us that don't have blogs on Blogger... it took me a while to revive my followers after its demise... I'm a new rss subscriber here.

luckybunny said...

I also find it super annoying and non productive. I hear you.