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Well, that was brief. Google+ was totally perfect... except for the bullshit "real name" campaign that left out the marginalized and blocked identity experimentation. Fuck that. Shabby and broken as it is, I guess this is home again. I hate feeling dispossessed. Anyways, if you're just adding me from Google+, please comment. I enjoyed meeting lots of cool people there, I hope we can stay friends in venues without such asinine problems.

Edit: If you're interested, there is a pretty good discussion about this on G+. I am genuinely sad to see it go, because I had a lot of good discussions there. Sigh. "Ignominious uselessness" indeed. https://plus.google.com/103312810027078945406?tab=h#103312810027078945406/posts/Dc9MtB3Wc84

Date: 2011-08-18 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dcart.livejournal.com
I'm really, really disappointed at google on this. So many of my friends either use names that google wouldn't consider real or have chosen not to use it because of how it affects other friends that I don't see myself using it very much. Maybe they'll change their minds?

Date: 2011-08-18 05:23 pm (UTC)
arethinn: glowing green spiral (Default)
From: [personal profile] arethinn
Did they actually make a formal policy announcement, then?

Date: 2011-08-18 09:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thorfinn
Not that I'm aware of, unless you count various VPs continuing to act like overprivileged assholes as a formal policy announcement. As far as I can tell that's about as close to a formal policy announcement that you get out of Google, so.

Date: 2011-08-19 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyrsalvia.livejournal.com
Yes, this. Google is a great example of what happens when you use Aspergers as a corporate policy.

Date: 2011-08-19 10:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-08-18 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] traballenguas.livejournal.com
Yes, very disappointing. Especially since I am connected with a lot fewer folks here on LJ than through email. I have seen you around for years, but never added you before. I sent a private message with my real name.

Date: 2011-08-19 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyrsalvia.livejournal.com
I enjoyed connecting with you on G+, so I'm glad you found your way here. At least the advantage of LJ is that it was my internet home for a very long time, and I have a lot of history here.

Date: 2011-08-19 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] traballenguas.livejournal.com
Yes, I have been here since 2004, at least. Lately it has been too quiet in here, but I think I just need to connect with pockets of LJ survivors so we can make it to the Lambda Comple--

Um. I guess we could just hang out.

Date: 2011-08-18 06:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] treecat
well I think it would be good to see more life here again.

When I am somewhere where the wireless actually works I'll post some finn updates, but don't have the time to do it from the lobby puter

Date: 2011-08-18 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anaisdjuna.livejournal.com
That real name BS is what's kept me away from G+.

Date: 2011-08-18 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwillen.livejournal.com
Hello! I can't remember to what degree we've been introduced, but I am friends with Liz Fong, and I am a former Googler (the names policy having been more or less the last straw for me.) Livejournal has been my home for quite awhile, to the extent that I have a single home on the 'net at all. (My real home is nerdnet.org, my vanity domain and my own server, a machine in my own house. ;-)

Date: 2011-08-19 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyrsalvia.livejournal.com
I wonder how many Googlers have or will leave over this issue. Sadly, I suspect the answer is, "not enough to make a difference."

Liz Fong is a great example of someone I met on G+ who seems really awesome. We have added each other on Twitter for whatever good that does, I hope we stay in touch.

Nice to meet you! I see you're moving to the bay area, so perhaps we can meet up some time. :}

Date: 2011-08-19 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riordan.livejournal.com
Welcome back!

Date: 2011-08-19 03:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ckd
Hi! Yes, I'm over from G+. (My LJ username is my initials, and is in the "other names" portion of my G+ profile.)

Date: 2011-08-21 12:23 am (UTC)
arethinn: glowing green spiral (Default)
From: [personal profile] arethinn
That link appears blank to me - is it locked to a circle?
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