Banned Anons launch Anon+ to take on Google+

Web hackivists Anonymous, having been banned from Google's attempt at building a social networking service, say they are setting up their own rival service named Anon+.

Google decided to oust youranonnews from Google+ over what it said was content it found objectionable. The headless collective claims that a number of accounts connected with it were also deleted.

"This is the sad fact of what happens across the internet when you walk to a different beat of the drum," the outfit wrote.

So, in resposnse it said to "stories of activists being banned from FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and governments blocking their people from these sites as well through organized black outs," the mischief makers have announced their intention to build their own social network.

"This is one social network that will not tolerate being shut down, censored, or oppressed - even in the face of blackout. We the people have had enough…enough of governments and corporations saying what’s best for us - what’s safe for our minds," the post on youranonnews.tumblr.com reads.

"The sheep era is over," they write. "The interwebz are no longer your prison."

It's certainly a new twist on the idea - a "social" network on which the members are anonymous. What will become of it is anyone's guess, but version 0.1 Alpha of the site is here.