I actually posted this same thing up before +Mike Elgan
did this morning after reading the article. https://plus.google.com/u/0/102013459140909327019/posts/LSqpe733ZCo
You can call me out on it if you like but, I think Mike's post is feeding right into what Giz wants to happen. Flame-bait seems to be posted so often on Giz, that it appears to be intentional. I in now way believe she did not know she was stirring the pot, with that headline.
With that said, I did take a slightly different approach in my post, by asking users to add her to their circles to see if we cant get her to see the benefit of using Google+, once you start using it the correct way (IE not using it like Facebook)
I then proceeded to share several of my technology and science circles with her.