Why you shouldn´t expect to be circled back:
You may be under the assumption that people who you circle, should circle you back. It´s time to rethink and understand the nature of G+
Let me explain:
We are not
what we like.
- i like cooking - but - i don´t post recipes
- i like urban planing - but - i´m not an architect
- i like 3d animations - but - i have no idea how to use 3D software
- i like amazing nature shots - but - i rarely post any nature photos
As you can see: what i like is totally different from what i post.
As a result it is totally normal that the people i follow and the people who follow me are mostly not the same people.
This may still seem like a paradox to you. So let me explain further:
Real friends are a mutual relation. G+ on the other hand is in large parts not about friends, it is about sharing your ideas, thoughts and creations. As a result the people who follow you are not your friends but your community. Look at it this way: Madonna may sing for you and others at her concert, but would you expect her to listen to your singing? probably not. The same is true for G+ - it´s a non-mutual network. One more thing:
This is also about quality: If you follow everyone back, like you are forced to do on Facebook, your stream will fill up with stuff you don´t want to see. Change your understanding of G+ and see it as a open source exchange: You may not follow everyone back, but in exchange you comment and +1 stuff you like on streams from people that may not follow you. So instead of a digital cock comparison, you end up with quality distribution - and that is what G+ is all about.
This is also written in context of the new Uncircle Chrome Plug-in:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fnckobddbbbgfabnhogmncmghngohflh