It's hard to reconcile G+ Circles w/ a philosophy of sharing everything w/ everyone & letting others decide if it's relevant to them or not.
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- I still believe that's true - so I'd agree with you there. This post was more about my own philosophy on the matter. But, I'd also agree with above re: limitations of 'sharing everything' and the likelihood of a pre-filtered reality.Jul 13, 2011
- I'm kind of liking that feature. I have boundaries in my offline life that I would like to maintain in my online life. There are people that I connect with online, follow, friend, etc that I don't want mixing with, for example, my family.
I interact with some folks that are on the fringe of community and I support them, stay connected with them because inclusion works to bridge people into non-criminal choices. However, I also know that they are prone to relapse and slipping down that slope into re-offending, sometimes violently.
I also have folks that I connect with to talk about stuff that is so not interesting to the rest of my network. I mean seriously, do you really want to listen to a few of us on Twitter waxing poetic about the safest place to inject heroin.. Really.. do you?Jul 15, 2011
- I like that circles compartmentalize who I am sharing with, but love that I can stream whatever circles I want at the moment - that's where it makes the difference. Sharing then becomes less cluttered.Jul 15, 2011
- has a very good post on this - check out his streamJul 15, 2011
- Sounds like teaching, Alec. We share everything with all of our students but don't know which of them find it relevant. :-) This made me smile. Google + does seem to adapt well to education.Jul 18, 2011
- I know this is late, but Alec just added me. What I find nice about the Circles is that I can combine everybody into one place, but decide what's appropriate for which audience.
For example, I have professional associations here (MET program students/graduates, though Alec is my first non-student contact here) and I have family and friends. If I share something relatively personal that I don't want to put right in the face of my professional associations, I don't have to include them. If they stumble upon it in some other way, I don't mind. I'm not actively hiding it. But I'm not presenting it to them on a platter.
On the other hand, if I have something Ed Tech related to post, none of my friends care about that in the slightest. So I don't include them.Sep 24, 2011