Stuff like this has caused me to realize something about G+: People seem to be trying too hard. I think as a platform/tool, G+ is great and has a lot to offer. But for some reason I feel like many of the users are forcing themselves to use it - even when they really might not have very much to say. Many of the things posted - and certainly many of the comments - just don't seem to be that interesting or original - or to add very much value.
That is one reason I still tend to prefer Twitter. Things on Twitter just feel more organic or natural - like people are just using Twitter to post things they're seriously interested in versus feeling like the "need" to post something, anything on G+.
This may sound counterintuitive,but I think one of the reasons for this is because the Twitter API allows you to cross-post there from other services. In the old days, before Google recently ruined Google Reader, I used it as my main news source on the web. Anything I tagged to my Shared Items folder then showed up on Twitter via an RSS feed. So the stuff that was getting posted to my Twitter feed was stuff - from all over the web - that I genuinely thought was interesting and deserving of sharing. I wasn't thinking about Twitter, or about "posting something interesting", or provocative, or whatever. I was just sharing stuff that I really thought was interesting. That it ended up on Twitter, and that others might also find it interesting, was all just secondary.
I'm definitely not a Twitter fanboy, and as a platform/tool, I think G+ offers so much more. (Like how could I have ever posted this comment on Twitter with its dumb 140-character limit?) I just wish people would start using G+ more naturally as opposed to feeling obligated to post, or posting stuff that adds very little value, etc.
I don't feel like I've articulated this very well. If anyone else has noticed this and would like to expand on it, I will read your thoughts with great interest.