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I always thought anonymity was the driving force for racism, trolling, slurs, and misogyny. Zero accountability.

Having your face next to your real name keeps you in check, so I am a little sad this little experiment is stopping. They would have had better luck saying we want to make a better internet but to do that we need your help by using our services with your name.
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Finally lol. Having to sign up and delete G+ accounts on a weekly basis was getting insanely annoying.
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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/04/report-google-to-end-forced-g-integration-drastically-cut-division-resources/
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In short, Google seems to be backing away from the original Google+ strategy. The report states that Google+ will no longer be considered a product that competes with Facebook and Twitter, and that Google's mission to force Google+ into every product will end. With this downgrade in importance comes a downgrade in resources. TechCrunch claims that 1000-1200 employees—many of which formed the core of Google+—will be moved to other divisions. Google Hangouts will supposedly be moved to Android, and the Google+ photos team is "likely" to follow.

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Huh . . . its to be expected . . . ba dump*
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I always thought anonymity was the driving force for racism, trolling, slurs, and misogyny. Zero accountability.

The driving force for all of those things is the person behind the screen. If they weren't racist, misogynist trolls then they wouldn't act like it when anonymous either.
    
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I always thought anonymity was the driving force for racism, trolling, slurs, and misogyny. Zero accountability.

The driving force for all of those things is the person behind the screen. If they weren't racist, misogynist trolls then they wouldn't act like it when anonymous either.

In an ideal world, that's what I would want to believe. However, alarming as it is, about 80% of us take a moral vacation online.

It's called deindividuation. There are quite a few studies about it if you want to read.
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I would GLADLY drop Facebook for G+. Any day of the week. Sadly no more than a handful of my friends picked up on it. Casuals/sheep hate change, so people that have been using Facebook for years won't be moving on to "the next Facebook."

Honestly I think it's just a concept that doesn't work anymore. Twitter is the new thing and for good reason. It took what everybody does on Facebook (look at statuses, pictures, and videos) and enhanced it. On Twitter you only get statuses (that are limited, so no TL;DR issues/clutter, and it gets to the point faster), you still get the pictures, and you can embed videos and vines. Then it's enhanced since you can follow people like parody accounts, informational accounts, news sites, celebrities, or whatever you're into. Google Plus just followed the wrong format, nobody wants another MySpace/Facebook, we want things that are easier to navigate and get straight to the point aka Twitter, Instagram, and Vines. With all 3 of those websites you get straight to what you want, statuses, pictures, and funny videos.

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Twitter is the new thing and for good reason.

Hehe, that reminded me of that meme where a pokemon is getting old news. Twitter is ancient now. It has become too mainstream.

And it's not original, it's just blogging that forces you to be quick about it. They also got lucky with tagging, they didn't anticipate it.

In reality, all those technologies are the same. The home pages of the 90s. Show off yourself, but nobody cares unless they do.
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Twitter is the new thing and for good reason.

Hehe, that reminded me of that meme where a pokemon is getting old news. Twitter is ancient now. It has become too mainstream.

And it's not original, it's just blogging that forces you to be quick about it. They also got lucky with tagging, they didn't anticipate it.

In reality, all those technologies are the same. The home pages of the 90s. Show off yourself, but nobody cares unless they do.

They're not the same at all. With that logic there's no difference between a Honda Civic and Lamborghini, they're just cars right?

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They're not the same at all. With that logic there's no difference between a Honda Civic and Lamborghini, they're just cars right?

Yes. Right. We've been showing off ourselves on home pages in the 90s, we've been showing off ourselves on blogs in the 00s, we've been showing them off withTwitter in the 10s, and still nobody cares, unless they already care.
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