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So +Caspar Kleijne and +Bliss Morgan have (independently) introduced me to some new followers via shared circles. I've finally stopped reeling from the sudden increase in follower count.

So if you're new around here (or have been here awhile), please tell me a little about yourself!
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What would you like to know? From my about page "Random things about me: 37 years old, biracial, queer, liberal, fat, happy, femme, knitter & lover of crafting in general. I enjoy cursing, pissing off the kyriarchy and painting tiny pretty designs on my fingernails. "
 
+Bethany Farmer I'd originally written this post to ask for "one thing that the world knows, and one thing that the world doesn't." Then I realized that by virtue of being active on a social network like this, most of us are such compulsive oversharers that just about everything we keep private we MEAN to keep private. So I opted for the general "tell me something" route.

So since you've asked... what attracts you to Google+? Having not suffered the same popularity of Twitter or Facebook, it seems that anyone who's here has a reason for doing so.

Also, I'd never heard the term "kyriarchy" before. Yes, I had to look it up. :-)
 
I like the overlapping circles and opportunity to meet and interact with new people. So, basically, I'm a G+ for the same reasons I used to frequent message boards and chat rooms. I do still use Facebook (mostly for friends I've meet on message boards, actually), twitter & tumblr (for specific fandoms). It has kind of worked out that I now use G+ for more adult discussion about sex, some politics, sociological issues and the like. I really like that I can choose my audience and compartmentalize a bit.
 
Interesting; actually my reasons aren't too dissimilar. I was a big LiveJournal user for 5-6 years, but I started to run into problems with LiveJournal. In particular that there seemed to be a decrease in the number of people using it, and how heavy users' half-decade of emo posts tended to require a high level of emotional trust before casually including someone else as a friend. I still have an LJ but don't post new content there.

I like Twitter for microblogging, but I don't like how Twitter's architecture effectively silences interactions between followers who don't follow each other. Plus, sometimes 140 characters isn't enough.

Facebook is, well, Facebook.

I really liked LJ's friends groups and emphasis on long posts, and G+ reproduces those features well.
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