- I think you (and others) make some excellent points that have been part of the "polling/study" rhetoric for ages. Just like when some study/poll is released that says "Men in X country ages 18-21 drink more orange juice than women in Y country ages 22-25"
- we know that this study or poll was based on a representative sample of those societies. Surely we know that every male in X country didn't answer the poll or were studied just as we know that every woman in Y country didn't answer a survey or submit themselves to be studied regarding their orange juice consumption.
I believe that +Alireza Yavari
is counting on people to be familiar with that sort situation and not to take the title or headline literally. People are certainly welcome to say, "this list doesn't apply to me because __________
." It's great that someone will take the time to interact with the post and get involved in a larger conversation. Alireza never thought or tried to intimate that he was speaking for the entire constituency of Google+; I believe, considering the language used in the post, that the aforementioned consideration is borderline absurd.
Alireza is not a Google employee. Alireza is a user just like you or me regarding his rights to post what he feels is useful. You have the same ability to post a list of valuable users. Alireza has worked hard, though, to have a large audience (actually worked, he wasn't a celebrity or anything before G+ as far as I'm aware) and thus the fruits of his labors can be brought forth for the consideration of that large audience. Also, what is he providing here? Alireza is providing, for free - after long hours of setting up polls and tallying thousands of votes - a helpful guide for people who are looking for interesting users. Those people will probably
not stop Circling after they've read this list, and will continue to find other interesting users based on the content that is valuable to them.Seeing this post a lot in your stream? Well, apparently, people are finding it useful
the very same people you've Circled for some reason or another. And since we can't all cater to each individual person on the network we just have to give it our best shot. Consider the ridiculousness of shouting to everyone "hey stop sharing this, I've seen it enough already!"
- it's your problem, right? Not their problem... your problem. Luckily, the people at Google are probably figuring out away to reduce Stream echo and you won't have to worry about it for long... but until then... you're the one with the problem. It is incumbent upon you to figure out how to get over it... and from experience, I can tell you that trying to make everyone else conform to what you like is not going to be the easiest path to take.
Circling people is free. It does not cost anything. It does not cost anything to be Circled. It doesn't cost anything to share and reshare posts. The only thing it "costs", I suppose, is time... energy... effort. People will do what is best for them. They'll find more people to Circle. They'll discover whom they want to Uncircle. They'll interact in ways that they choose. They'll find a way. If they don't, then they don't and it's no skin off of anyone's back.