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
@colinwalker What's the land grab story? Got a link? I know I could google it, but it's more social to ask. :-)
@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.
@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.
@hutaffe If audiences are easy to manage then it can work. Google+ just went too far the other way and paid for it.
@colinwalker Oh, I see. I thought you were suggesting that some big company was trying to claim ownership of the ‘Vero’ name.
@colinwalker OMG identi.ca! Wow!
@kitt A real blast from the past!
@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).
@smokey @colinwalker huh. /me goes to find account info
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