I have belonged to the Multiply Social Site for a few years. I like it. It is a place to share photos, writing and other creative stuff. I have good groups of colleagues, people I have neve met or seen but somehow part of a family. Sometimes I might host a group, and the following week it is done by someone else. For photos, you choose a subject and everyone gives their contribution. We also have a place for photos with words. Again someone gives the theme and your photo appears with the appropriate words. The writing is mostly done according to a photo you might get. No-one has to do anything, it is all voluntary and fun. Some time ago Multiply transferred its headquarters to Djakarta in Indonesia and started allowing marketing groups. People selling stuff, but it never really interrupted the social side of things. We bloggers just really ignored it, but we had our suspicions and today it became public. Multiply is closing their social site on 1st. December. Of course they will help to transfer all blogs to another site of your choice, blah, blah, blah. Another example of how money rules. I backed up my works parrallel in WordPress and I also had a site in Blogger for backup, but not so much. Most of us in Multiply transferred to that place when Yahoo 350 closed down.
So why am I writing all this which probably is of no interest to anyone. I am going to miss Multiply, the creative groups and a lot of people. Of course, we are now discussing where to go, and I hope somehow we all stay together. We are an international group.
Some of us are also in Facebook where we also meet, but that is more, hello how are you. We all agree that a social site like Facebook cannot be compared to what we had in Multiply. So am interested to know how it develops further.
Just finished reading The Light Fantastic (Discword Part 2) by Terry Pratchett and now reading Thicker Than Water by Mike Carey