A solution for the disillusioned Google+ community?

There have been a few people talking about a way to cater to the needs of those who used to use Google +, thought I’d start a link for you to share your thoughts and get to know each other. @gideonro @glensimister @JollyOrc


Thanks @MitziLaszlo.

@glensimister and @JollyOrc, I’d be up for a call sometime to discuss the Google+ situation if you’re up for it.

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Thanks @MitziLaszlo!
@gideonro I’m totally into this reflection currently.
I’d be more than happy to discuss this subject with anyone interested. :slight_smile:

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I’m also totally up for that - I live europe time, and am a bit busy with the dayjob, so GMT evenings are best for me.

There are big things that could/should be done. :slight_smile:


@45H and @JollyOrc, since we’re connected on Twitter, I will DM you both w/ email address to orchestrate a time to talk.

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I still use g+, was there at the beginning and will be on deck playing with the band when the ship sinks.

Am looking at it as a farewell voyage, not panicking, not jumping ship. Rather than asking for a lifeline, I’m keeping an eye out for new ships currently in the design stage…

Here the metaphor breaks down, because users can of course maintain presences on multiple platforms. If I can be somehow involved in the design stage of the next platform, that would be great. Here to help in any way I can.

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So I downloaded the very small amount of stuff I had in Takeout, and then started code to import it into solid. The code at:

It is designed in current for for testing as web app you drop in the directory in which you put your zip file. Assuming this is on a solid server.

It should find your existing contacts, etc or prompt you to make new address book if you don’t have one.

A goal would be to only import things you don’t have already, so if you do another import later and import that you don’t get duplicates.


That’s excellent, @timbl. Thank you. I am initiating conversations within Google+ aimed at garnering the team’s resources to clean up some of the data that they export so that it is a bit more useful.

Meanwhile, @45H and @JollyOrc and I had a very productive, pragmatic conversation yesterday about a minimum viable product for existing Google+ users. There is an opportunity here to create a powerful showcase with fairly rich data – and rescue a sizeable group of people who are very turned off by corporate control over their data.


Our URIBurner Service will return 5-Star Linked Data for the following HTTP-accessible document types:

  1. CSV – it will generate and Ontology and instance Data (Live Examples via numerous Twitter Demo Posts]
  2. vCard – it will generate a Contacts Graph using terms from vCard Ontology [Live Examples: HTML, RDF-Turtle]
  3. iCal or iCalendar – ditto [Live Examples: HTML, RDF-Turtle]

Using cURL and URIBurner generated Proxy URI to GET an RDF-Turtle rendition of a vCard Doc:

curl -i  "http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/sparql?default-graph-uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2002%2F12%2Fcal%2Fvcard-examples%2Fjohn-doe.vcf&query=DESCRIBE%20%3Chttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2002%2F12%2Fcal%2Fvcard-examples%2Fjohn-doe.vcf%3E&output=text%2Fturtle"

Using cURL and URIBurner generated Proxy URI to GET an RDF-Turtle rendition of an iCalendar Doc:

curl -i "http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/sparql?default-graph-uri=https%3A%2F%2Fgist.githubusercontent.com%2FDeMarko%2F6142417%2Fraw%2F1cd301a5917141524b712f92c2e955e86a1add19%2Fsample.ics&query=DESCRIBE%20%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Flinkeddata.uriburner.com%2Fabout%2Fid%2Fentity%2Fhttps%2Fgist.githubusercontent.com%2FDeMarko%2F6142417%2Fraw%2F1cd301a5917141524b712f92c2e955e86a1add19%2Fsample.ics%23Access-A-Ride_Pickup%3E&output=text%2Fturtle"