Goodbye

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Anyone who has been targeted online, especially via mainly anonymous users on Google+, will, I am sure, be breathing a sigh of relief over the impending loss of the platform, as announced on Google’s site.

A number of reasons have been offered for this de-platforming, such as ‘low usage’, ‘security vunerabilties’, and ‘challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations’.

Whatever the reason, I for one will not be mourning it’s loss, but am also in no doubt whatsoever, that the abusers, the stalkers, the weirdo’s and the ghouls that are allowed to currently roam free, and cause absolute mayhem on the platform, will migrate elsewhere, and carry on regardless.

 

‘Shutting down Google+ for consumer (personal) accounts on April 2, 2019

30 January, 2019

In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations.

We want to thank you for being part of Google+ and provide next steps, including how to download your photos and other content.

On April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and we will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts.

Photos and videos from Google+ in your Album Archive and your Google+ pages will also be deleted. You can download and save your content, just make sure to do so before April. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

The process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts, Google+ Pages, and Album Archive will take a few months, and content may remain through this time. For example, users may still see parts of their Google+ account via activity log and some consumer Google+ content may remain visible to G Suite users until consumer Google+ is deleted.

As early as February 4th, you will no longer be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events….’

This has got to be, on a personal level, one of the most difficult posts that I have ever had to publish on the Outlaw.

Regular readers will be only too familiar with a gentleman, and a good friend of mine, who has since 2014, been a regular and very much appreciated commentator on this site, and known to all as simply …. ‘Old Git’.

For the last few weeks, I have been acutely aware that OG has been stoically battling, what has now sadly turned out to be a terminal condition, and one which has affected more decent and good people that I care to remember.

He has borne this terrible condition with supreme dignity, has never complained (to me anyway), and as far as I am aware, has been able to accept and has made provision for what now appears to be, the inevitable outcome.

He has also, even managed to put aside the time, and indeed found the strength, to put together something of how he wishes to be remembered by the readers of the Outlaw, and as per his instructions …. his last words to the readers of the Outlaw are published below.

Cysgu yn dda fy ffriend

SING ALONG WITH ME!

“Adios amigos,adios my friends,
The road we have traveled will come to an end,
My only problem is Old Git don’t know when,
When your cancer’s incurable, you look at the docs,
Strange looks on their faces like they know some truth,”

 

So that’s it in a nutshell.

I haven’t got long to live but I don’t know how long.

Walking now makes me short of breath, taking lots of deep breaths to “recover”.

I’d like to say how much I’ve enjoyed posting here, especially on the few occasions that I’ve been on topic.

How long is it now?

Since 2014 at least, J.J. will know.

I hope I’ve helped expand Outlaws library & given you all many different sites to look at.

Really all I can do.

I don’t know if someone else will come along to carry on the work.

 

Old Git

11/02/2018