Friending is different than following or subscribing?
Yes. It doesn't seem to be prominently featured but it's there. I can't even find the button to access it, other than to click on the alert that said I got a friend request. From there I can add "people I may know". But it's not the same thing as subscriptions.
They should have done this back when people trusted them.
I see it, click the quote with the arrow on the upper right of the screen and you will see "friends".
I friended you and then took away the friend request, apparently it doesn't take away the request.
Once you friend someone, you can never go back. Eternally locked together, best of buddies, like soldiers in trench warfare, your lives are now inexorably locked together.
Click carefully, o user of web interfaces.
Ignat should be more worried about me as a friend than I am worried about having him as a friend.
The only reason why I joined G+ is when Google discontinued Latatude they did not transition the features to Google Maps, they moved them to Google plus.
I had high hopes for G+ because Google was still (at least apparently) behaving well at the time, and anything that was bad for f*c*book was good for everyone else. But now they're all horrible.
If G+ had figured out how to connect people to each other better (e.g. recommending people that you actually know, etc), they might have beaten FB at this game.
Because I think they had the better platform. They did the better job. And in many ways, drove FB to improve their own game.
Unfortunately, I guess FB won.
And Google went evil.
Tue Oct 09 2018 09:26:50 AM EDT from fleeb(e.g. recommending people that you actually know, etc)
I do remember those moments of "Who the fuck is this and why would I care?"
I think Goolag was trying to create communities of people with like-minded interests, since f*c*book had already cornered the market on people who already knew each other.
And of course, what we already knew has now been revealed:
[ https://tinyurl.com/google-censors ]
An 85-page Goolag briefing entitled "The Good Censor" has been leaked, outlining all of the things they're already known to have done or are now doing. It plainly states that Google and other tech platforms now “control the majority of online conversations” and have undertaken a “shift towards censorship” in response to unwelcome (to them) political events around the world. The briefing labels the ideal of unfettered free speech on the internet a “utopian narrative” that has been “undermined” by recent global events as well as “bad behavior” on the part of users.
Read more in the above link. Obviously there's little in terms of surprise here; we already know that the big tech companies now consider themselves Thought Police and are doing everything they can to reinforce and entrench themselves in that role.
What is going to be done to change or stop the censorship?
Scary, but I can kinda see where they got the idea. When Certain Individuals decided the internet was a great place through which to spread Bat-Guano Crazy Ideology (read: Murder and mayhem), the government probably said something like, 'Hey, maybe you guys can, like, do something about this.'
Or maybe the government wasn't involved at all, and these companies just sorta figured, 'Hrm... this shit fucks with our bottom-line... let's mess around with this really good thing, and then use the technology we learn from it to make even more money.'
And so, our Brave New World.
As more states move to legalize recreational Soma the brave new world will no longer bother you.
Brave New World predicted 2018 better than any other novel.
Even if you don't fit in, they'll fit you in. Heh.
Wed Oct 17 2018 10:09:54 AM EDT from Ragnar DanneskjoldFunny.... I just said to someone that the future lies somewhere between Brave New World and 1984.
Others have discussed this as well
There are a few pages out there.