Interaction and culture beats follower count. I had 2500 „friends“ on Facebook when I left 10 years ago. I have 7000+ followers on Twitter, which I will soon leave. IIRC far more than 10000 on Google+ before it was killed. But I had so much more inspiring and useful discussions here in the last few weeks. #justsayin
@jwildeboer I feel like Google+ might have had an opportunity during these twitter takeover times, if Google+ was still around
@machias Yep. But it isn’t. The past is immutable. The future is unknown and undefined. In the here and now, I’m happy to be here. :)
@jwildeboer completely agree, I’m happy to see folks moving to mastodon.technology and other instances
@jwildeboer Me too. I loved Google+ because we were a few users.
I'm French and I had with some people a community of 1M members. We knew almost French people on this social media ^^
@jwildeboer I missed the old identi.ca status.net version when it flipped to pump.io, but it was for the community, not the protocols. I feel like much of that has migrated here, so I feel more at home.
Google+ was great for what it was, but like so much, a victim of G's inability to follow through. I'd feel bad if I was still feeding them info through it at this point.
@jwildeboer Other than G+ my numbers aren't all that far off of yours and I couldn't agree more about here lately. Definitely the overall quality of conversation has been better to me.
Mastodon instance for people with Wildeboer as their last name