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Comic 2838 - Ep. 36, Page 61

15th Apr 2019, 8:03 PM in Episode 36 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 15th Apr 2019, 8:03 PM edit delete
Google's "Google+" social network, which was basically their attempt to copy Facebook, finally shut down uh a week or two ago; you get the feeling they'd become kind of embarrassed by it.

Aside from a certain amount of "anyone but Facebook" early adopters, G+ didn't quite manage to catch on, at least not to whatever gonzo scale would have made Alphabet or whatever happy. It had a concept of uh "circles" or whatever, where you could group people into bunches and then I think it was like specify what kinds of posts they got to see, or something like that—well anyway it had some interesting ways of being able to segment what you were posting. Maybe that's what they've kept around for the enterprise version that they say is still in use; I can see how "circles" might map pretty decently to workgroups or something.

But for we consumers, no more G+. I just wanted somewhere to leave my old G+ page links; first there was the eye-catching https://www.google.com/+smbhax, which was supposed to be the format of your official G+ URL, but I didn't end up using it; I'd completely forgotten about this address, in fact, until I was removing the regular one and found it hidden in a comment in my "about" page HTML. I think maybe the problem with it was that it was just a link to a profile page, rather than a page with your actual posts on it, which is what people would actually want to see. But that's just a guess; I don't actually remember what it went to.

The link I used and the link I provided on the site was this behemoth https://plus.google.com/b/105302017806135303872/105302017806135303872/posts, which I figured out *did* go to my page of posts.

Now they finally go to the same spot. : P

And that was Google+.