Today I saw an interesting post on a blog and immediately had a comment to make. I then took a moment to stretch my arms, crack my knuckles, and gather my thoughts before typing. When I attempted to start typing it into the comment box, I discovered that only comments from Google + accounts are accepted. Nothing else meet’s this guy’s standards. Linkedin? Twitter? Facebook? An address connected to your corporate domain?
Nope. Nothing is good enough for this guy’s blog except Google +.
Why is this such a big deal? It’s because Google + is ruining the Internet. It’s just another pointless douchebag of a social networking platform that no one needs. On top of no one wanting it, it just makes using services like Youtube and Gmail a pain in the ass because Google + behaves like a Herpes virus in that it is always trying to attach itself to the services that you do use. I have lost hours trying to disconnect Google + from the gmail account I use for Youtube. If I succeed the damned thing somehow just reattaches itself.
Why won’t Google + just die since no one seems to like it? The answer is that Google is using fear to push it on people. The threat is that if you don’t succumb to having an G+ account your sites will gradually sink in the rankings.
Here’s the useful idiot I speak of http://www.baekdal.com/about/
Here’s my response to Google: Fuck you Google, for creating the worst online nuisance since sites that require Facebook accounts to comment.
We must all vow to fight Google + to the death. Kill it with fire.