OK, Google. That’s it.

That’s it for me and all others.
G+ will be shut down on April 2, 2019.
Goodbye Google+. Welcome on MeWe.

“With the discovery of a new bug, we have decided to expedite the shut-down of all Google+ APIs; this will occur within the next 90 days. In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sunsetting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019”.

All profiles, collections, and communities will be deleted. The work of lots of engaged moderators, content creators, and contributors is downloaded to the landfill or you’ll get a tool which lets you download your work, most likely to Google Drive. And there it sits gathering dust.

Google has long used the phrase “Don’t be evil” as a company slogan, including it in the founder’s letter for its IPO in 2004, and at the top of its Code of Conduct. Alphabet has exchanged that by “Do the right thing” follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect.

Killing Google+ is a contradiction to the their new slogan because it also kills the home of lots of engaged people, members, content creators, and last but not least moderators.

Here’s more about Google’s decision.

Announcing the shutdown for April 2019

About the sunset of the consumer version

You mustn’t go home,
but you can’t stay on Google+.
So don’t wait. Come join us on MeWe.

I think MeWe is the best alternative to continue posting and discussing about technology and other stuff. It feels and works like Google+ and is already the new home for many Google+ refugees. One of the really exciting features is the Community Chat in which members can discuss topics which are not related to specific posts. Another feature – some like it, some don’t- is to use emojis (instead of a single +1 on G+) for crediting or disliking posts or giving any other emojinal response.


JOIN the open group Apple iThings

on the MeWe next-gen social network.

This group is heavy moderated and you won’t find any kind of bullshit, spam, porn, or other off-topic stuff.

How to join …

If you aren’t already on MeWe click on “JOIN the open group Apple iThings” and fill in the required data. You mustn’t use your real name. Confirm your mail address with the mail you get from MeWe. Download the app and search for the open group “Apple iThings”. Join. That’s it.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Looking forward to meet you on MeWe.