I just got criticized for posting in Public about my mother in law's new apartment, by someone who put me in their Tech circle. Not sure what to make of that. I could create a Personal circle and only post personal updates there. I could even ask who wants to see those. I like posting personal updates out to a broad circle though, and my mother in law's new apartment is beautiful. I don't know what to think of this. What, my Plusbuddies, would you suggest we all do about this? Does the option to post different content to different circles create a reasonable expectation that we should do so?
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- I too like seeing a little bit of personal stuff from folks I follow whom I don't actually know. If it gets to be more than I want, I can hit mute or I can unfollow. No big deal. I'm not going to fuss at someone for the way they post.Jul 4, 2011
- That has been my argument with circle feeds, sure you can filter what you want and share with whom you want but sadly, we can't filter what you share with us, which is where i value choice in FB, Twitt and Google+. My main want is a way to pick who is in my main stream or which circle is my default so i can see those feeds only not everyone and everything. Then i can filter what i want from my set up circles and if you post pics about your dog eating cat food who cares...it lightens the mood and change is good who knows what GEMS we'll findJul 4, 2011
- Short answer: yes.Jul 4, 2011
- One of the things I've always loved most about the web is the opportunity to connect in a real way with people I might otherwise not have a chance to encounter. Isn't that also a big part of why we're here?Jul 4, 2011
- to: if you think that my proposal is medieval, then I must not be doing a good job of explaining it. I can't see how a feature that many people already use in Gmail would be a medieval thing to have. I'll point to my longer explanation one more time, and leave it at that.
Here is the longer description of what I'm thinking of wrt "tags":
The poster would select the circle they want to publish to (just like they do now), and then select one or more tags which readers could use to auto-mute posts on topics they don't care about. Each reader decides what they want to see, instead of having the writer trying to keep track of the preferences of a million different readers.
Why would ANYONE hire an intern whose only job would be to keep circle memberships up to date? What a tedious, boring, and thankless job that would be!Jul 4, 2011
- > Why (…) hire an intern?
> a tedious, boring, and thankless job
I like how you answer your own question.Jul 4, 2011
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