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Author Topic: G+ Takeaway viewer  (Read 1866 times)

wetsmellydog

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G+ Takeaway viewer
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:39 PM »
I apologize if this has been discussed anywhere on the forum but I did not turn up anything during a search.

Google+ is shutting down in four months (April 2019). They offer a service known as Takeaway that will download your G+ data but not viewable in a very convenient way.
In the G+ universe, the posts are shown and accessible on one webpage. When downloaded, each post is it's own html page. It would be nice if there was a way to view all the posts without having to open each one individually. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated by myself and the G+ community.

Larry

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 07:18 PM »
I had to update my post. Looking for something that would work, I came across the review below of one of DC greats! It works perfectly (of course!) but would love to be able to have a webpage do the same.

https://www.ghacks.n...es-mass-html-viewer/

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 07:51 PM »
https://www.ghacks.n...es-mass-html-viewer/

Hahaha...forgot I even wrote that.   :P

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 11:05 PM »
I apologize if this has been discussed anywhere on the forum but I did not turn up anything during a search.

Google+ is shutting down in four months (April 2019). They offer a service known as Takeaway that will download your G+ data but not viewable in a very convenient way.
In the G+ universe, the posts are shown and accessible on one webpage. When downloaded, each post is it's own html page. It would be nice if there was a way to view all the posts without having to open each one individually. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated by myself and the G+ community.

Larry


You should request it as JSON instead of HTML.  The HTML output is essentially useless.

More information on why: https://plus.google....93/posts/itsbPERaapX

G-plus-takeout-options.pngG+ Takeaway viewer

There are many places you can find out what people are doing with that; one of the best resources is the PLexodus Wiki: https://social.antef...edmorbius/G%2BMM_FAQ
« Last Edit: December 19, 2018, 12:14 AM by wraith808 »

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 06:59 AM »
You should request it as JSON instead of HTML.
-wraith808

I have JSON files too. Now what?  :)

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 07:53 AM »
Now, I make a NANY entry :) There's a few JSON Viewers out there, but none do what that html viewer does in my experience.  I'll also try to make something that allowes you to stitch selected JSON together in one file.

Stay Tuned

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 05:07 PM »
You should request it as JSON instead of HTML.
-wraith808

I have JSON files too. Now what?  :)


Thought I'd posted here, but apparently not!  I released the NANY for Mass JSON Viewer.

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 12:00 PM »
Thought I'd posted here, but apparently not!  I released the NANY for Mass JSON Viewer.

First I want to thank wraith808 for the json viewer. I was able to get a better idea of how the export was formatted and the program was able to handle the size of the file.

There has been a very active group programming a G+ exporter and now enables exports to blogger and WordPress formats. If you have a large G+ following and posts, you will have to pay for license that allows for a large amount of post exports. Here is more info;

Update to how to export your G+ Site and what to do with the data.

The newest version of Google+ Exporter is now available with blogger and WordPress export options.

Here is what it looks like on blogger which is also a Google (Alphabet) property.

https://everythingla...dotcom.blogspot.com/

Here it is on WordPress

https://everythingla...ordpress.com/page/1/

Examples of what other exports look like;

https://blog.friends...s-feeds-45926c925891

You can find the latest version of Google+ Exporter here;

https://gplus-exporter.friendsplus.me/
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 12:07 PM by wetsmellydog »

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 12:03 PM »
If you need more, let me know.  I'm planning to put the combine function in there to combine all the data into one file, but haven't gotten it fully baked yet.  (And as there has been no response as of yet, haven't really had the impetus to do it yet)

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Re: G+ Takeaway viewer
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 12:11 PM »
I apologize for the late response. I hit the post button too quickly so you did not see the rest of the post!  :'(

As you can see, there has been a big leap in getting the export information into other formats. I believe the issue of trying to preserve and move information will only increase as new and old services come and go, a good way to manipulate the data will be needed.