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brian francis pretorius – my opera

The late My Opera Community friend and blogger Brian Francis Pretorius from South Africa. I miss him so much. He died a few years ago. Quite the marvelous friend.

https://brianfrances.wordpress.com/

After Opera Software killed off the online community, Brian and I moved to G+ (Google Plus) where we continued to have a good time. Then Google killed that off.

We continued on on Facebook, but the online fun was doomed. This WordPress has been kind of an archive.

I also archived my G+ activity on MeWe. MeWe is a closed community meaning you have to log in to see anything. These days I’m OK with that.

Brian Francis was fond of conventional telephone and used to call me a lot. I also called him. He was a heck of an ambassador for human beings.

mewe

Run long, run strong, dear MeWe ❤️

parler

I’m not particularly a Parler fan, but I sometimes visit sites of which I am not to get viewpoints and experience an alternative environment. Silicon Valley’s desire and power to destroy Parler is alarming.

Many I know cheered the removal of Parler from the net by spreading false information as justification, often by citing half-truth articles two to three times removed from source. Few of my contacts on Facebook vet anything, especially if they are the ones posting all day.

Some of the same people have criticized MeWe, one by saying that it is owned by evangelicals. It’s not, but my response would be, “I don’t care. I want to know how they operate it.”

Parler is down. What’s next? Telegram? MeWe?

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/how-silicon-valley-in-a-show-of-monopolistic

mewe

I remember when a friend said, “you know that MeWe* is owned by evangelicals.”

*MeWe is a social network

Me: Thing is, MeWe is not owned by evangelicals, and even if true, all I care about is if it is censored.

Friend said, “Friends told me it was. I don’t have time to vet everything, so I have to rely on my friends.”

Me: I give up.

more on the social media – a la mewe

Others that have repeatedly invaded my sweet dog group en masse on MeWe, they just can’t seem to help it:

— Asian soft-porn spammers aiming at men

— men from all over the world using a dog-lovers group to harass women

— “gun people” who use a dog group to brag about their concealed carrys

— dog breeders, especially if “bullies” is part of the “business” name. Saying “adopt don’t shop” or “puppy mill” will cause them to melt TF down.

— promoters of reputation-troubled businesses, things like oils, life coaching, MLM (mulit-level marketing).

When I see signs of these, I get hair-trigger on the boot button. Sometimes I have made mistakes.

social media management

I’m amused when somebody friends me on MeWe because I manage a group they are in, which makes my personal posts appear on their timeline, then they see one of my LGBT posts go by, so they unfriend me but stay in the group. I then mentally mark them for scrutiny. 🙂 👢

When people unfriend for that reason, I just call it “trash that takes itself out”. Friend requests that come in without some lead up are usually rubbish anyway. 🗑

google plus to mewe import

MeWe imported 4516 posts of mine from Google Plus (G+). I think the other 982 were posts that were non-public.

I didn’t realize that I had so many. I do social media posting, in part, as therapy for myself. I guess I’ve needed a lot of therapy.

Screenshot_2019-03-25MeWe_importedposts Google Plus to MeWe post import

Screenshot_2019-03-25MeWe_importedposts Google Plus to MeWe post import

move your G+ to MeWe

Being a G+ (Google Plus) nutcase for years, I am pleased that there will be a way to move the data (to MeWe).
 
When My Opera community closed years ago, I was thankful that WordPress picked up that import.
 

where to go?

Still deciding where to go with G+ closing next year. I was a long-term fan of the My Opera Community. It closed years ago, so I primarily went to Google Plus. Now it’s going away. Facebook makes me too sad. I recently deleted all my posts and just sometimes lurk now.

Wharrr to go?

– MeWe
– VK
– Twitter
– WordPress

Some combination, maybe.

more MeWe lunkheadedness

I’m beginning to think that MeWe leadership is lunkhead city. Do I trust this network?

Ethnicity and sexuality (and even religion for some) are preferences? Oh, brother.

https://twitter.com/mewe/status/984868317453107200

Screenshot-2018-6-16MeWeonTwitter