Posting, Sharing and the Character of YOU on Google Plus
Yesterday I posted a "teaser" image to a blog post I wrote for businesses to understand the various ways to post and share content on Google+. What transpired was in-depth discussion that traversed three amazing threads
about character, writing and style that I hope you take the time to enjoy. I've paraphrased below, although I hardly do the 120+ comments justice. If you care at all about the type of person you want to portray here on Google+, these are worth a few minutes of your time.To Share or Not to Share
(original post by +Stephan Hovnanian
We talk about rewarding extra effort, developing a style that characterizes who you are on Google+, and how to still have casual, lighthearted discussions despite the perception that so much of Google+ is still business- and marketing-focused.How Do You Show You 'Get it'?
(thread started by +David Amerland
about the post above)
Anything David writes typically raises my IQ 10 points, he's so masterful with the way he communicates, and this discussion was no different. Summarized, Others can see whether we care or not about the content we share and the picture we project, they can see whether we are invested or not and then they respond accordingly. Our behavior is an integral part of the platform dynamic, what makes it different, unique, special even.If a post falls in a forest does it make a sound? It depends. Did anybody share it before it fell?
(share by +Michael Bennett
of David's thread above)
Signal to noise was the common theme in this discussion, covering how we, as writers to an audience, have the ability to shape the role we play here on Google+ and within our blogs.
And a special thank-you to +Nikolaos Bogioglou
for being awake, halfway across the world in Greece, when I shared this at 2am my time. Had he not shared it, David would not have picked it up, and Michael would not have reshared. That is the power of Google Plus.
Oh, and the post that started it all? The one in the link below? Yeah, it's probably worth a read too :)