The Dangers of Sharing Circles
This new circle sharing functionality is kinda neat, but I'm now worried it may be the killer functionality in G+, and I don't mean that in a good way. Here's what I mean: Suppose you add a circle from someone for like say, "Photographers", since that seems to be a ridiculously popular circle to share. Then you add a circle for "Techies" (Hopefully you've got ME in that circle! :) Then everyone starts adding these shared circles to the ones they've already got. It won't take long before your stream is filled with so much noise, it then becomes useless.
Has anyone thought this far out yet, and if so, what strategies (if any) have you started practicing to prevent stream overload?
For me, I've created LOTS of circles and put people into one or more based on the types of stuff they post, then I've got the pre-provided "Following" circle, where I put the most interesting from all of my circles. I spend most of my time in that circle. It's become my default circle. I try to avoid clicking on "Stream" now.
Unfortunately, this means if I don't go to a particular circle, I miss everything else in it. I haven't come up with a solid strategy yet. What I need are circles inside of circles... a hierarchy.