I remember back when Google+ was a lively open air market for many early adopters. Everyone, especially a good number of quality contributors here, took G+ and played around with it, pushing it to the limits, experimenting with features in new and original ways. I remember when I was included in the Hangouts Live beta, Eric Doggett and I decided to start a live show called Photog.TV. It was a short-lived experiment, but that was the beauty of early Google+. You could take it apart, piece it together to suit your ideas, all with an open-door policy with the developers.
As with most companies that grow too big for their boots, the voices of the early contributors, experimenters, and innovators were heard less and less. What once was a huge roundtable discussion between us and the devs, eventually turned into a drive-thru lane where "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit".
Over time, all social media platforms eventually become oversaturated with ads, political views, and soap-boxing. This is mainly due to the fact that people eventually forget what the platform was created for.
My goal is to use Cake as a medium for the sharing of ideas, open discussion, and the exchange of information in a respectful manner. Supporting each other's views, whether it's with encouragement or constructive criticism, will always be fertile ground for growth. It’s a refreshing alternative to pulling weeds out of my news feed on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Special thanks to @Chris, @treyratcliff, @thomashawk, @FrederickVan, @Gino, @Scobleizer and @Daria for catching my attention and pointing me to this site. Coming here to Cake.co almost feels like the early days of Google+. The satisfying discovery of familiar faces who work to improve the free exchange of information and creativity will always foster human evolution. I feel as if I walked into my favorite local dive, seeing old friends and familiar faces as they raise a glass and call my name.
Thanks guys :)