Saturday, November 9, 2013

I Joined Google Plus

Yesterday I joined Google Plus, but only because I was forced to and I did it under protest. I keep up with blogs using Feedly.   Apparently Google and Feedly have made some sort of agreement that you can't log into Feedly except if you log in via your Google Plus account. So I set up an account and disabled every setting I could find. I expect those of you who belong to Google Plus will see Chilly Hollow is a member but I plan to never use the system. I'm not even setting up a Google Plus button on Blog.   I don't like Facebook-like sharing of information and I sure don't like being forced to join these things as the price of using free services like Feedly.

I plan to research alternatives and when/if I find one, I'll delete the Google Plus and Feedly accounts. This is just to let folks who belong to either system know that they might see my name but hopefully they will never see anything else there.

I have a feeling that this is not the last time Google tries to force me into programs I don't want.  Maybe I'd better research WordPress (which I loathed when I tried it) in case I have to move Blog.

Just FYI

[Jane stomps off....]

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  1. I switched to to follow my favorite blogs and I really, really like it.

  2. Jane, I am so tired of this 'belong to one, belong to all' approach to the internet, especially as I know that it is all about data mining and trying to sell people 'stuff'! Thanks for listening to my rant...

    1. Ms Kath, I am with you 100 percent! Guess we are the curmudgeons of the bunch.

  3. since you are forced to sign up, why not as well use it. maybe you will find it pretty cool.

    1. Noel, I don't have time to learn yet another system. I am barely keeping up with the things I have to with Blog and with NP Nation, a Facebook group that has taken over my life. I hate being told what to do with these system as the price of using them, but if I had more free time, mastering them would be sensible. However, I simply don't need more complexity and things to manage in my life, which fuels my resentment. Sorry to be a curmudgeon but I am!