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Social media: B-O-R-I-N-G

Timex (11710) writes | about 2 years ago

Facebook 5

Twitter? Yawn.
Facebook? Try screaming through the night, yawning.
Google+? Pft. Yawn.
Diaspora? BIG, disappointing yawn

That pretty-well leaves the Slashdot Journal. It almost feels like home.

Twitter? Yawn.
Facebook? Try screaming through the night, yawning.
Google+? Pft. Yawn.
Diaspora? BIG, disappointing yawn

That pretty-well leaves the Slashdot Journal. It almost feels like home.

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You're in good company (1)

GeckoFood (585211) | about 2 years ago | (#42074065)

Not everyone left. I don't post often but I frequently read.

Oddly enough, Multiply's social stuff is about to go away.I have no clue where everyone plans to go as I was never really a serious part of the community. I imagine they'll scatter to the winds. I am curious to see if anyone returns.

Re:You're in good company (1)

Timex (11710) | about 2 years ago | (#42075383)

I heard rumors that G+ was headed that way, but I haven't seen anything to support it. I haven't used it as much as I thought I would, so I wouldn't be surprised.

Facebook is getting on my nerves-- FB staff seem hell-bent on making it near impossible to keep on top of any security-related issues. Every time I set things the way I want it, they decide that it's time to shake things up and I'm back to figuring out what they changed and what (if anything) I have to do to prevent unwanted eyes from seeing it.

Diaspora... Well... I HOPED it would replace Facebook, but it didn't. Every time I logged-in I was accosted by dozens of images (mobile GIFs or something) from people that have one or more "similar interests", most of whom I couldn't communicate if I wanted to, simply because I don't speak their language. :\ I tried setting up my own node, but that didn't go as well as I had hoped.

So... I'm back here. We'll see how it goes. :)

Re:You're in good company (1)

Some Woman (250267) | about 2 years ago | (#42141153)

LiveJournal, hopefully just temporarily. There are about 45 of us on there now.

Re:You're in good company (1)

GeckoFood (585211) | about 2 years ago | (#42162195)

I have an account on LJ, but the interface is very stark and I am not sure how often I will use it. I think I understand why you're hoping it's temporary.

Re:You're in good company (1)

Timex (11710) | about a year ago | (#42167761)

It is what it is.

A couple years ago I started planning out an interface for my own social site, using it to learn HTML5. After a month of notes, I decided that I didn't have a lot of spare time to flesh it out and it went on the back burner.

"Why HTML5?" you may be asking. Well, I tend to write my HTML pages by hand. I get curious sometimes to see how a page does certain things, so I look at the source (when possible). My CDO kicks in when I see obfuscated HTML. It's even worse when the source opens with META headers indicating the page was generated by a Microsoft product. :\ At any rate, I figured it's high-time I updated what I know.

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