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This is my occasional check-in. Hello. Who's hanging 'round these parts?
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lmao this was just mentioned in a conversation i'm listening to
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This may be the first time I've disagreed with +Alexis C. Madrigal (which reduces our agreement percentage to about 99.98). If you're using your networks strictly for discovery of great new things, sure. But most people don't use it that way — it's usually a combination of close high school friends, co-workers, friends from clubs or sports leagues, plus people who help you discover great new things. Those first three categories tend to produce a lot of oversharers, but that doesn't mean those people aren't worth a connection. I'm not going to unfriend my college roommate because I don't like his Instagrams.

I'd argue it's not a curation failure to get the occasional overshare if it means I know when people who are important to me are getting new jobs and moving to new cities...that's just part of the bargain. And if the solution is "don't be friends with oversharers," that's just not a practical solution for many people.
 
Perhaps this will be the new benchmark in figuring out the question: "Am I doing a good job of curating my social feeds?" Look back at the last 20 posts in your feed. 
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I don't think people should unfollow their friends. In fact, Cohen's friends were not the ones doing the oversharing in his post. He went to a site called oversharers.com, picked up things from other associates, and in other ways went looking for noise!

That's because most people, like you, don't mind the "oversharing" that their friends do, only the oversharing that they hear about and make fun of to trivialize these platforms.
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Picturing elated G+ employees popping champagne every time Twitter goes down. 
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Every morning when I wake up I do some puzzles at Kenken.com to rev my brain up. They offer a single puzzle per day of each size, and I'll do a few sizes depending on how much time I have.

In what would seem to be good news, they recently redesigned the site so I can get as many puzzles as I want. As soon as I finish an 8x8, I can snap my fingers and get a new one. I used to have to wait a day to get my next dosage.

A funny thing has happened: I'm now less inclined to visit the site. Without it feeling like my morning treat, my gift for successfully waking up another day, there's no need to do one every day. I'll never miss anything, and it'll be waiting for me when I want it. The sense of reward is gone.

+Christopher Wink has talked about the value in scarcity, and I really think he's on to something. Applying this to news, because that's how I roll, could it mean frequent updates can actually chip away at our connection with readers? Could it be that -- gasp -- daily newspapers actually have the right idea? I know I follow some smart people on Twitter that are so focused on frequency that most of what they say becomes totally uninteresting.

My thoughts are much more detailed than this, but this is a start. Do feel free to join.
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Experienced something similar a year or so ago with Sporcle. I'd do some pop culture or a puzzle on my lunch break. Then one day I had more time than usual to relax and I got sucked in. Spent so much time there that there was nothing new for my next break. Now I visit the site maybe twice a month. And I won't dare download the app. If something/someone is too accessible, does it become less special and less enjoyable? Maybe we're just a bunch of internet/content sluts.

My struggle has been with finding the best way to hear from people who are not like. My news consumption habits as a journalist and social media editor don't necessarily reflect the habits of the average person news outlets want to engage.
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Just wondering who's hanging around here. Say hello if you are not a journalist, please.
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I consider you part of the tribe, +Don Whiteside .
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This isn't really a great way to engage an audience, to be honest...

http://www.gosocializeme.com/2013/06/how-to-post-on-google-infographic/

Also - be sure to check out the Social Media Strategy community - biggest of it's kind: gplus.to/SMStrategy
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Always amused by my monthly Google+ check. Anyone out there? Say hello. 
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Ha, what are the odds I'm doing MY monthly check too?!
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Just checking in. Anyone here? Say hello, yeah?
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What +Mandy Jenkins said.
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Wow! This is a slightly different way to consume news about Google+ and other things that the journalists and tech people I know are also posting to Facebook.
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Not sure. I don't use chat too often during work. Sometimes my agent will send me a note via chat on Facebook at night. I guess time will tell:)
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I want to establish why people are motivated to share stories. My big three: To fix an injustice, seeking comfort, attention/ego. What else?

I'm trying to show that some of these functions are well-served by talking to a reporter, but there are other ways in which a network is a better solution. If you're seeking comfort, finding the similarly afflicted will be more comforting than talking to a reporter you may or may not trust. Why else would someone want to share a story, but not necessarily through a reporter? Any ideas will guide me and are appreciated.
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On first read, I thought you wanted to know why people chose to share published stories via social networks.
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    Social Media Staff Editor, 2012 - present
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