Photo sharing--I just had to post this one. Photo sharing makes me an Angry Bird
. haha :) I'd like to share albums of photos, because, well... there's a lot of fun photos & beautiful photos to share. But I'm not going to share any large group of photos anymore, because it causes too much noise for the people that have circled me. And it seems really wonky the way this works on G+. In fact, it's hard for me to imagine this is really what the G+ designers intended. It almost seems like a bug.
When you share an album here, and people begin to comment on the individual photos, your shared post is multiplied into posts for every single photo in the album. Click on my name and look at my profile. You'll see I shared an album, and there's a set of photo shares as well for every photo in my album. Eventually I turned off the comments on these photos so it wouldn't go to the top of everyone's stream all night. If I tried to delete the post that's created on my stream, then I'd wipe out everyone's comments. Presumably people were having fun talking about the photo, so I don't want to do that. The only thing you can do to stop this right now, is to share an album and disable comments. Total bummer.
I saw this happen to Felicia Day and she was freaking out trying to stop it. She apologized in her comments, but I don't think she even knew how to delete the post / the album / or turn off the comments... So I know I'm not the only one who finds it jarring.
Anyway in summary, It seems like people should be able to post comments on your photos, without it creating a "post" on your stream. +Natalie Villalobos +Bradley Horowitz +Vic Gundotra
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. I've posted this concern in various low-profile ways, but haven't heard anyone at G+'s take on it.
Oh yah and I bought an Angry Bird backpack clip today. Woo :)