Exploring Google+ this past week has been fantastic fun. Google is back into social media in a big way, exploring the edge of what social media will become. They are taking risks, not worried about looking foolish, and taking it all on with passion.
Circles are a stand out feature within Google+, allowing you to organize your own ecosystem and explore and participate in a variety of sub-cultures. But, your circles aren’t isolated and disconnected. Rather, they overlap and touch at the edges. Information travelling along extended circles can reach a very wide audience or you can dial into a micro-group. It’s a little like exploring a city, while still being able to duck into a familiar coffee shop whenever you need a break.
Meanwhile, this non-linear approach should allow Google+ to be a vehicle for both business and pleasure. Collaboration will literally be at your fingertips, with video hangouts, document sharing, and email all in one place.
Welcome to S/E/E
Most everyone from my inner circle is familiar with this project, but for anyone dropping by via extended circles, welcome to S/E/E and you can get the main idea here or get started with these posts: