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colinwalker
colinwalker
Although Vero has been around since 2015 I don't remember hearing about it until it blew up (in part as a protest against Instagram's algorithmic timeline) a few days ago. The current name land grab reminds me of when Plurk and Identi.ca were being touted as the answer in Twit... colinwalker.blog
devilgate
devilgate

@colinwalker What's the land grab story? Got a link? I know I could google it, but it's more social to ask. :-)

hutaffe
hutaffe

@colinwalker I also don't think that Vero will be the solution, because yet another silo etc. But having control over who I share something with, is a huge painpoint I have at the moment. I don’t know how to make something like Vero more open. That would be my sweet spot.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@devilgate It’s just the way that people have been signing up just to get their preferred names even if they may not intend to use it. It’s anecdotal from conversations I’ve seen more than a specific story.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hutaffe If audiences are easy to manage then it can work. Google+ just went too far the other way and paid for it.

devilgate
devilgate

@colinwalker Oh, I see. I thought you were suggesting that some big company was trying to claim ownership of the ‘Vero’ name.

kitt
kitt

@colinwalker OMG identi.ca! Wow!

colinwalker
colinwalker

@kitt A real blast from the past!

smokey
smokey

@kitt @colinwalker identi.ca seems to still exist!? I’d forgotten all about it (I never used it, but some of the libwpd/AbiWord guys I knew/worked with at one point did).

kitt
kitt

@smokey @colinwalker huh. /me goes to find account info