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    Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with...

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    • Facebook limits communication length, doesn't let you see everything you subscribe to and is designed as a corporate advertising shill site rather than real social networking. Nothing is truly private or under your control. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Micro-blogging. Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever...

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    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want.

    Open Source Linux Web BSD Self-Hosted Ruby

    • It requires you to 'host' a site (using your system storage etc) rather than true cloud support. Unless you have a Linux system server to play with its pretty useless to most people who want it. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great...

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    • Pinterest is not about writing but mostly links to pictures and other sites. I want the ability to carry on conversations on subjects. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    VK is a social network that unites people all over the world and helps them communicate comfortably and promptly.

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    • Not useful if you want a lot of interaction with people in English. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Friendica icon


    Friendica is a distributed social network application which runs on commodity hosting platforms - PHP/MySQL/Apache. (If you can install Drupal or Wordpress you can...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted PHP

    • The hosting requirements etc make it not useful to folks with limited current tech skills or who can't set up such easily. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Gnu Social

    GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • BuddyPress icon


    Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. Install...

    Open Source Self-Hosted Wordpress

  • Known icon


    Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control. Choose to share it on social networks like Twitter and Facebook...

    Freemium Web Self-Hosted

  • Movim icon


    Our philosophy is that your data are yours and you must always be in control. Movim achieves this through a complete decentralisation of users' data and accounts. ...

    Open Source Web

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Google Plus Comments

Google Plus is absolute dictatorship..

about Google Plus · · -1 Helpful

They are the worst of social networks, all filled with spam and when you post something decent they ban your account without any reason.

Yep that's Google haha. Just like Microsoft now. All big companies start to ignore users when they get too big. Trying to get your account back, you will just run around in loop through their broken automated systems and impossible to get in touch with a human. One client of mine got his Microsoft email account suspended and it took me 3 weeks with Microsoft support to get the account unlocked. I see on forums and reddit a lot of people get their Microsoft of Google account suspended for unknown reasons. I never personally had problems with Google or Microsoft but all these occurrences got me thinking and now I try not to let big companies have control over my stuff and don't put all my eggs in the same basket.


Once again, Google does what it wants

Comment by michdreams
about Google Plus · Mar 2016 ·

First, Google forces all of us to have a G+ account if you have an account on Gmail, and then, they just decide to abandon it after it fails to take off and be Facebook's legitimate competition? Why not abolish it completely, instead of killing it halfway? Don't get me wrong, I actually like the format of Google+ in terms of news and information, much more orderly and quite frankly more interesting than Facebook. The social side of it not so much, but I don't like that reviews are now removed from Google searches, and getting to a Google+ page whilst not logged into your Google+ account can be a hassle.


Still not going to use it.

about Google Plus and YouTube · · -1 Helpful

It is almost been about 3 since the force of g+ on youtube. I'm surviving and I would not be forced to use something I don't want. Blackmail is not the answer and it shouldn't be use to gain attention.


Left facebook for G+

about Google Plus · ·

After facebook ruined my privacy settings and made everything public (and restored ALL my deleted posts) for the ...... (lost count how many times)

I closed my facebook account and switched over to g+.
I've only ever had one issue with G+, and it's not even googles fault, it just turns out that some of my friends are too stubborn to create an account. (even the "friends" that have android phones that use a g+ account for Google Play)

Bah, those "friends" don't know what they are missing.

I have never seen any Game Spam on G+, possibly because it has it's own section that's not part of the main feed.
Hell, I haven't seen any major spam of any kind on G+, possibly because google do not allow "any old app" to just post to your feed without your consent.

Either way, loving it, and not looking back!


Google Plus: Nice to use

Comment by HanoiOffices
about Google Plus · Oct 2012 ·

Google Plus is an social site that is very good to use, sharing information, photos and video with friends, partners.


How to install Google+ on an iPod Touch

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Google Plus · Jul 2011 ·

Google recently released a Google+ app for the iPhone, but it doesn't work on the iPod Touch! Nuuuuuu!

Luckily, there's an easy workaround to this, if your iPod Touch is jailbroken. Just download and install Google+ from Installous instead of the App Store. And don't pretend to me that you don't use Installous.

EDIT: This workaround is no longer necessary; Google+ now supports the iPod Touch.


Just like Facebook?

Comment by endolith
about Google Plus · Jul 2011 · -1 Helpful

They still insist on making your profile public and making all your posts public by default. Pretty annoying.

Funny, I just hit the little x on "public" and then select only the circles I want to share to, and it remembers for every post after that.


Really nice

Comment by LukaD
about Google Plus · Jul 2011 ·

Way better than facebook. I really like it so far.


What about other functions?

Comment by Cypeq
about Google Plus and Hangouts · Jul 2011 ·

I would be happy if google would decrease hegemony of FB,* but in my opinion it will need some other functions such as *instant messaging (I know there is GTalk, but it should be integrated in some way into G+), normal messaging (there is simple option to write email, but to read it you have to open your gmail, missing option of messaging among more people which is useful in arranging meetings etc.) Missing apps - it is always good way how to make anything more interesting - customizing - changing background, which is currently a bit boring, empty... etc

Is Google going to add any of functions mentioned above?



They have implemented Chat, but you have to enable it.. I agree that there is lacking some kind of simple/private messaging, but I guess they expect us to just use the Chat-function for that.. (they will receive the message when they are online next time, and you chat with multiple people) The messaging feature "Huddle" for their Android apps seems much nicer I must say - I hope they implement "Huddle" in the online version as well. I guess that apps are a matter of time, but they don't seem to have a public API yet..

I think they will implement lots of features and soon as they know that people actually like Google+. I think it's a good strategy to start with the basics, get people to like it and then add features.

Hmm... Good strategy indeed, but I think they already are developing on it like crazy already because, Google cannot afford it to fail! (this has probably been said about many services before though.. haha) Google+ is, in my mind, going to be the service that glues all google's services together: Recommendations based on connections to your friends can be used in Search, YouTube, New, Calendar Events, Maps, Latitude, Books, (put in 15 other services here yourself)..!

Yepp. I also heard that ALL employes on Google is under some kind of bonus program that is directly tied to how well they are doing in social. Google can't just rely on search + ads for to long.

You have always been able to direct message someone, even when it was back in closed beta.
just remove the circles in the share with box, and type a name. only that person will be able to see it and reply. and they are notified about it also.


dam you google+

Comment by trekeyus
about Google Plus · Jul 2011 ·

WARNING google+ breaks you google openid if you used your google profile as your id.


Get yourself an invite to Google+

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Google Plus · Jul 2011 ·

If anybody needs any invite to Google+, you can request one by sending a private message to either me or Thelle. Be sure to include your email address in the message.

Help us populate the barren wasteland currently known as Google+!

And add me if you want to!


It's like Facebook, except it's not Facebook!

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Google Plus · Jun 2011 ·

Haha, love it :D

Google+ is kind of nice. Hopefully it can get some attention in the long run.

I would like to try it out, IF SOMEBODY WOULD JUST INVITE ME. D:<

Hehe, i can maybe help you. But i think they blocked invites for the moment. Think it will be kind of easy to get in pretty soon.

I would also love if somebody would invite me!! @Ola, hint, hint.. :)

Like Facebook with a new experience :D easy to use & interesting I think.

Awesome I finally got a Google+ invite (by asking a random person on the internet). Too bad nobody else that I know uses it yet.

Yeah, Google seemed to have cut all restrictions on invites.. I also on board now :) BTW, If anyone needs an invite just post here or send a private message..