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When you follow too many hyper-curators, G+ quickly becomes overwhelming. For me, at least. Off to read a book...
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the secret is to keep all your hypercurators in one circle, and don;t have that as the displayed stream. Then you can dip in and out of these influencers.
 
Hi Andrew. See, I fundamentally disagree with this argument. It's the same argument people use for Twitter lists. I understand that it may suit some people, but it simply isn't how I work.

When I check Twitter, Facebook or G+ I do so with an open mind - I don't think "now I want to look at what journalists are saying" or "now I want to look at what marketing experts are saying" or "now I want to see what my work contacts are saying" or "now I want to look at what people who post too frequently are saying" or "now I want to look at what people who are sometimes really interesting but also tend to tweet a lot about their eating habits are saying". I think: "I have a bit of free time, so now I want to see what's happening in out there".

The only kind of filtering I am interested in is the sort used by Facebook with EdgeRank or the sort used by Zite - ie filtering based on how interesting a piece of content is likely to be. Or when I am focusing on a specific conversation or event - eg #commschat. Or using a column in Hootsuite for people who I generally don't want to miss anything they say (eg clients).

The only time I would use filtering based on contact type would be if I am dividing up my working week into completely separate jobs (eg different clients), or if I am actually trying to avoid work-related stuff (which is how Facebook used to be, before the world of work started spilling over into it).

Google+ presents a new challenge for filtering compared to Twitter. The beauty of Twitter is that I can quickly scan through hundreds of posts and the good stuff 'leaps out'. 140 characters is easy to digest. With Google+, you have a lot of talented 'content marketers' (professional or otherwise) using their skills to grab your attention with images and much longer pieces of content, which makes scanning through at any kind of decent rate very difficult. Content overload!

This is just how I'm feeling at the moment. Time-poor and overwhelmed.
 
That last point defines it all. How do hyper curators find time? There are some people on my stream who seem to post every 5 minutes. Even if they're scheduled postings, they have to have written it at some point.

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