Well that was an interesting announcement. Some months Facebook announces the Cambridge Analytica security breach and there’s a general wringing of hands, today Google announces a lesser problem and immediately announces their intention to shut the Google Plus platform. Wheels within wheels…

I’m sorely tempted to delete my Google Plus profile now but I think I’ll just let it end of life when Google shuts down G+. Unclear what’ll happen after that; I’ve not used Facebook for months due to the toxicity of both the company’s practises and the population on it, I’m teetering on the edge of dropping Instagram due to the Facebookisms – advertising, out-of-order posts, general algorithm-driven-fuckery. Rarely use twitter in the last few weeks as the audience seems to be veering into the same toxicity as Facebook. I still use Flickr for photos and have a Diaspora and Mastodon account to peruse what drifts past, but they seem very much disjoint islands and not the federated system they purport to be. Linkedin – you must be joking. Reddit?… maybe, but the UI just doesn’t gel for me.

Who knows. Interesting times.