Google+ Shut Down: Exporting Your Data

In a prior post, I explained that am a long-time moderator of a Google+ community. I have made many posts to the G+ social network, which Google is closing in April. Google can’t seem to close the service fast enough. Although Google makes it possible for users to download their G+ data it does not […]

Podcast: “Hallway Chats”

Hallway Chats interviews designers, developers, marketing consultants, content creators, project managers, and others who are part of the WordPress community. It’s a way to hear about individuals who work with WordPress. The hosts of the podcast are Tara Claeys and Liam Dempsey. Tara lives in a Virginia suburb of Washington, DC and produces custom websites […]

On the Commercialization of the Internet

In the early days of blogging, blogs were non-commercial enterprises. People shared with other people just because they wanted to share. There was a sense of community. Over time, more and more blogs started advertising and now it is harder to find blogs that exist just to share information the writer thinks is worth sharing. […]

Google Accelerates the Demise of Google+

Just a few days ago, I wrote about Google’s decision to shut down the consumer version of Google+ at the end of August 2019. Now Google has decided “to accelerate sunsetting consumer Google+, bringing it forward from August 2019 to April 2019.” The cause, according to Google, is a bug in the Google+ API that “impacted approximately 52.5 […]