I've been waiting for this!Genres for What's Hot
Allow me to sort What's Hot by Genres so that I can see what the most popular stories regarding things like tech or a trending topic are. A lot of the current hot things are those pictures with quotations on them, but maybe I'd like to see some other things. Could also let me sort posts in searches/trends by popularity instead of recentness.Calendar/Events
Let me invite people/circles from G+ to events on my calendar, or share a calendar with a circle, and maybe make event pages that can be shared and can appear on my profile (like "Jon will be attending Concert" or "Jon is currently at Birthday Party"). Event pages can have their own streams that draw in posts tagged with an event, I could share posts to the attendees of an event, and check-ins to an event could be listed on the page somewhere.Bookmark/Trail Marker/Pin/Whatever
Set one of these on a post and return there later by clicking a button. the button appears next to the settings button and either says “Return to bookmark” or has a picture of a bookmark. When clicked, the stream loads the bookmarked post as well as a few before and after it, and new posts are loaded as you scroll up or down from there. The post also has the bookmark removed when you click the button to return there.Favorites
Add an option to the context menu of each post that allows you to favorite it. favorites appear in a section on your profile for later viewing and perusingPublic circles
Shared circles are fine if you want to give other people an idea of interesting people to follow, but the problem is once you claim a shared circle, you have to maintain it from then on. Public circles differ from regular circles in 3 important ways. Firstly, public circles have their name visible to whoever they are shared with. Second, if (A) claims a shared public circle and the original creator of that circle (B) updates it later, (A)’s copy will automatically be updated as well. Third, public circles can be copied from a profile anytime, as opposed to just when they are shared in a post. That way, if someone has a good circle of photographers that they want to share with people, they can promise “I’ll be updating this circle as I find more good photographers on G+” and the users who copy that circle won’t have to go back to that person’s profile to recopy the circle. On a person’s profile, the list of public circles would appear under the “x in his/her circles Y have him/her in circles” lists, with the name, number of people, and possibly pictures of some of the people, with a copy link.Communities
Make a combination of circles and pages called communities. People and pages both can join communities, so I could go to a community and find pages relevant to that community, a stream of relevant posts, photos, and videos, currently running hangouts as well as previously run hangouts on air, etc. There would be both Google+ default communities of various genres (like a "Photography" community, a "Youtube" community, a "Tech" community, etc.) and users/pages could make their own communities.
If you want more ideas/clarification about any of the above +Natalie Villalobos
just ask and I'll give.