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Life after Google+: an export tool that use the G+ API and runs on Google Firebase

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/14

Another follow up on Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal:

[WayBack] GitHub – RomainVialard/Google-Plus-Community-Migrator

This repository presents a way to export posts from a Google+ community (in this case the Google Apps Script community), along with comments & likes (plusones) using the Google+ REST API and import them in a Firebase Database, then use Firebase Hosting to display those posts. To see a live result, simply open this URL:

It depends on the G+ REST API (so it will die earlier than G+ itself) and hosts on Google.



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Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal: Friends+Me Google+ Export tool.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

A little while ago, I blogged about Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal. In the mean time, Lars has made a lot of progress exporting the community [WayBack] Delphi Developers – Google+ (which has moved to !).

He is a heavy user of the Friends+Me Google+ Export tool, which basically is an actively maintained web scraper with standard output targets:

[WayBack] Google Plus Exporter – Medium: Export your Google+ feeds to WordPress, Blogger, and JSON.

It does not depend on the G+ REST API: “the app is using web scraping and will keep working until the bitter end”.

Quite a bit of that information and the feedback he has is in this thread: [WayBack1/WayBack2] Hi Everyone, We’ve just released Google+ Exporter, an application that helps you to export your Google+ feeds (profile, pages, collections, communities… – Friends+Me – Google+

Of course G+ does not save the whole thread in the WayBack machine, so here it is copy-pasted (unformatted; maybe I will format it later):

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Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/24

I need to find a place to host “The Wiert G+ stream, formerly“.

Maybe i should do something like Lars is setting up:

I am setting up camp at, and importing my old G+ content there, using the Friends+Me Google+ Export tool. Whether this will be my permanent home, still remains to be seen. If you use …

Source: [WayBackLife after Google+ – Lars Fosdal.

Via: [WayBack1/WayBack2] Life after Google+ (Primary)… – Lars Fosdal – Google+

The good news: Lars started a series of posts describing the process, so the reminder to myself: archive them in a list:


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G+ shutting down; where to go now?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/26

Take out your data!

Before doing anything else: take out your data, especially the G+ data at, then download at


  1. export JSON, not HTML
  2. export often to get a feel for wat works fails
  3. download what works over time, then post-process it
  4. remember a download might be available only a week or so
  5. data is incomplete
  6. many platforms cannot (yet?) import G+ JSON

Think about a Google exit strategy

An excellent post on this is [WayBack] The Google Exit Strategy – alexreusch which I found via:

It looks like having a blog with a commenting system is not such a bad starting point at all…

Moving from G+

I have no really good idea where to go from G+. The sunset feels a lot like Google Reader, after which I switched to Feedly, which works pretty well, Wave and Inbox.

There is a [WayBack] Petition · Google, Inc: Don’t Shut Down Google Plus ·, but if memory serves well, that did not help much for the other discontinued products.

So before in 9 months G+ ends up in Category:Discontinued Google services – Wikipedia, I am contemplating about alternatives.

Suddenly very relevant is the 2014 comic [WayBack] xkcd 1361: Google Announcement / [WayBack] 1361: Google Announcement – explain xkcd on the right (via [WayBack] XKCD 1361 – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+).

You can register your migration at the [WayBack] Google Plus Migration Directory Form form which will end up in [WayBack] Google Plus Migration Directory (Responses) – Google Sheets (via [WayBack] I made a form that will generate a spreadsheet with anyone’s information and destinations. Email field was added so you could edit your responses, but t… – John Lewis – Google+)

Your email will not end up in the migration directory, see [WayBack] Does Google collect survey participant’s email address? – Google Product Forums

What next?

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Ole Albers: Just wanted to tell that the Google+ Optimizer now has a cross post to Diaspora…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/23

Cool: [WayBack] Just wanted to tell that the Google+ Optimizer now has a cross post to Diaspora – Feature…. – Ole Albers – Google+.

Get it from [WayBack] Ghosttown – Optimizer – Chrome Web Store

The Google+ – Optimizer increases the user experience with Google+ until the bitter end…
With this extension you can modify and arrange your google+ stream just like you want.

Some of the Features:
* Remove unwanted content ("suggested contacts, youtube-comments,animated gifs...)
* Display additional content (stopwatch)
* Filter by Hashtag
* Autosave-Feature
* Bookmark-Feature
... and more

The first time you open a page on, you see this:

Then when you post a removable information bar:

That directs you to the configuration (either right click the icon, or follow, where in the main item, you can enter your diaspora host (in my case pluspora) information:


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