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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Why use blogger rather than Google+?

Waiting at carwash...

Why use blogger rather than Google+?

Mainly, I know how to export data from Blogger.  I don't know how to grab all of my posts from Google+.  (http://www.dataliberation.org/takeout-products/-1s says "At the moment, this only includes sites that you have +1'd (no posts)").

I.e. for some things exportability trumps convenience and access control.

Perhaps in 100 years we will have ubiquitous access control, exportability, etc.  And then the differences between wikis and blogs and ... whatever Google+ is, a stream of comments ... will be just user interface and how the information is structured.

I'd like a world where the blog/wiki/stream boundaries are blurred.  But I don't need.

Higher priority: it sucks that issues for things that should be ubiquitously available, like access control and exportability, are often the criteria for choosing which tools to use.   I wonder how many good UI ideas are dying because they don't do the other stuff right?  Certainly, the big reason why I use so many Google tools is that they at least show signs of doing the "utilities".



1 comment:

Andy Glew said...

Actually, the biggest reason why I have been using Blogger for these shopping notes rather than Google+:

I keep loosing data in Google+.

Or, rather, I keep losing data when I hit the Google +1 button in Chrome, start typing - and then switch to some other web page before saving (aka Sharing).