i end up having the same problem i had with old facebook. i courtesy circled a ton of people i am not actually interested in. this week, i get to G+ and i find that one of them is talking up a storm -- someone i find dreadfully fucking boring and tedious. he's got 50-75% (no joke) of the posts on my feed.
my circles aren't set up in a way that was designed to account for the fact that nobody much (out of people i already know.) seems to be talking, but were designed instead to take advantage of what "category" i thought people fit into, socially. i set up a circle for close friends but that one is like half a page per day, so it's something i could check once a week and be fine. +Janis Neville
you are by far the minority in my friend group. though it's an important minority comprised of people i consider close friends (see also +paul good +Philip Draven +Matthew Keller
) so it's rather tempting to figure out a way to stick around that works for me. +Raymond Padilla
great! i really care about google's strategy for it, since i'm a google shareholder. oh wait, i'm not!+Matthew Darke
what i really need to do is build a circle that is based around the concept of "active posters who i give a shit about" which would take some research, which isn't something i've had a tremendous amount of time for of late. i think in the end that's how it's going to be interesting to me.+Kris Graft
if i'm going to find a way in which G+ makes any sense to me, i guess i'll have to consider the way i approach social media, to an extent. right now i friend a ton of people i'm not interested in but i feel like i must (professional contacts, IRL social contacts whom i don't actually care about at all) and that clogs up my feeds. facebook's new "subscribe/unsubscribe" divorced from friends status turned out to be a lot more convenient for me than circling based on my prior approach to social media.
i really liked the idea of circles but my expectations were for a lot more meaningful traffic on this thing at the outset.
what i don't do is go and look at who cicled me
whom i don't know and see if they're interesting, which is what "incoming" is for. that would be much more likely to be rewarding, i imagine, but i get friended by a shitton of people and that means it's another timesink i don't know if i'll have the time for.