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How to access’s Google+ communities archive? : googleplus

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/15

On my research list: [Wayback/] How to access’s Google+ communities archive? : googleplus, as there are so many interesting programming related posts there.

The main takeaway is that in order to access an archived Google+ post, you need to know or be able to reconstruct the canonical URL with language specifier to the Google+ post, see the comment in the first related link below.

It looks that for my archived profile links Wayback – Google+: Jeroen Wiert Pluimers (UUID) / Wayback – Google+: Jeroen Wiert Pluimers (user name) only some 30 links were archived directly through the WayBack save-as feature based on my UUID and some 250 based on my username profile:

. Hopefully more

Some related links:

  1. [Wayback/] dredmorbius comments on How to access’s Google+ communities archive?

    dredmorbius Author of the article you’ve linked.

    Unfortunately, no, there’s not a really good way of finding content on the Internet Archive’s WBM, unless you already know the URL(s) you’re looking for.

    Keep in mind that:

    • Not everything got captured. I’ve been having a discussion with another G+ user over this, and spot-checking multiple URLs finds no archive of many.

    • There are several variants of G+ post URLs. You want the one with the 20-digit numeric UUID, and NOT the “vanity url” +FirstnameLastname format.

    • Also strip out any instances of /u/[0-9]+/ within the URL. E.g., if you see “<UUID>”, change that to “<UUID>” (where UUID is the numeric user string).

    • User profile homepages are frequently archived, but the visible posts cannot themselves be opened. This is … unfortunate.

    • Similarly: only the first page of an infinite scroll of User, Brand, Collection, Community, etc., pages is captured. Unless there are multiple captures over time, you’re not going to get a full user history there.

    Generally, your best bet is to have some link to G+ content that you can convert to the appropriate format as Internet Archive might have saved, and check to see if it’s stored. Again, this is tedious, though at least in many cases, useful.

    There’s a list of some of the more notable G+ users and Communities at PlexodusWiki which may also be helpful in tracking down specific references.

    Also: it turns out that slight variations in URL format can mean you do or don’t find a page.

    I just ran into this trying to track down a post and discovered that the URL arguments — here a language specifier — are critical in returning the intended post.


    The fully qualified G+ URL is found:

    But stripping off ?hl=en, even when wildcarded, is not:*/

    Unfortunately, the IA’s WBM requires JS to return content, which means that simple means of testing with common shell tools in scripts (allowing a large number of candidate URIs to be checked quickly) isn’t possible.

  2. [Wayback] Doc Edward Morbius ❌​: “ You might also try appending “?h…” –
  3. [Wayback] G+ Notable Communities Database – PlexodusWiki
  4. [Wayback] Google+ tracker – #googleminus – Donate at for hosting the archives Dashboard
  5. [Wayback/] Saving of public Google+ content at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine by the Archive Team has begun : plexodus
  6. GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.
  7. [Wayback/] Plexodus: The Google+ Exodus subreddit : plexodus
  8. [Wayback/] Internet Data Is Rotting | Hacker News


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Some more G+ / Plexodus links

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/21

From a long time ago, in case I ever need them:


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Block or ignore someone – Computer – Hangouts Help

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/17

Blocking persons (for instance for sending you materials that in G+ would be a T.O.S. violation) is only possible by blocking them, not by reporting them.

Most hangouts users however do have a G+ account, so you can request a block there.

Relevant links:





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kugelfish: Google+ Migration – Part II: Understanding the Takeout Archive

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/24

If you want to process the JSON form the Google Take Out, then below are some resources that will help you get started developing

Started developing you say?

Yes, of course the JSON does not match APIs any more, and of course Google has not provided and starting point or guidance.

A perfect execution of Sunset.

So you are on your own with:

All via [WayBack] Continuing the takeout data migration process with a first look at the data that is in the archive. – Edward Morbius – Google+

In the mean time, some people started hosting their HTML take out, for instance:

Here you have to note that the take out does not include media, and many hyperlinks still point to within Google Plus itself, for instance for circles and avatars.



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GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

Soon this is a thing of the past, but for just a few more days, you can help: Archiving Google+.

Either run this project: [WayBack] GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.

Or even better: run the appliance, and help the WayBack machine with any archiving projects setup by the virtual appliance: the [WayBack] ArchiveTeam Warrior – Archiveteam.

See some of their other pages for more background information:

You can donate both to the archive team, and the internet archive:

How is G+ archiving doing?

The tracker is well under way: [WayBack] Googleplus tracker Dashboard. History: 1; 2

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