In accordance with the First Rule of Google+ (One MUST Talk About Google+), let me tell you how I’m using it: I’m playing Fantasy Dinner Party.
Each day, I find a few famous names – celebrities, people faking celebrities, people faking fictional characters – and I put them, with a few very special friends, in circles labeled “Fantasy Dinner Party 1, 2, 3...”
Now, on my Circles page, they look like they’re all sitting round little dinner tables. Mousing over each character, I imagine their dialogue as my guests engage in witty conversation, charged political discussion, and shameless flirting.
You may call it mad; I prefer to think of it as whimsical.
My greatest regret is that both Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis abandoned Google+ before I got here (and I’ve not yet found fake profiles of them). I am therefore forced to express all Gaiman dialogue as messages passed on by Amanda Fucking Palmer, and to play Ellis myself.
“Dance for me, my little meat puppets, dance!”