Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Google+ Circles Suggestion

Google+ has won me over. I love it, and I think more and more people will use it and love it. In not too much time, it'll give facebook a real run for it's money.

But at a week and a half old, it's a developing platform. I have a thought about Circles.

Circles are a fantastic feature that will make managing posts and contacts much much easier. If it was managed graphically, it could be easier still.

If circles could be seen as a virtual space, something that could be managed by grabbing and dragging them, a lot more information could be readily conveyed and managed. For instance, if I could grab one circle, say "Extended Family" or "Orabrush Contacts" (Orabrush is where I work), and drag them into another circle, like "Family" or "Business Contacts", then I could make subsets.

Circles within circles.

This way, if I want to publish a post to all of my business contacts, including Orabrush contacts, it can be designated and managed graphically by high lighting circles. If I want to deselect a circle, I can just click it

What do you think? If you like it, share this on Google+. If you don't, let me know in the comments.

I haven't blogged in ages. But I'm starting again.


Jenna said...

Glad to see you're posting again!

I do like this idea. Sharing now.

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Marisa said...

That is a fantastic idea. I hope they implement this.

Martha said...

This is an awesome idea! It would be totally useful!

Austin said...

Martha, I believe I take the honor of being the FIRST person to view your brand new profile. Welcome to Blogger!

anna. said...

whenever i'm not posting a lot, it's because i'm doing fun and exciting things instead. hope the same is true for you ( :

DarthLukan said...

I like the basic idea that you have. Currently circles work especially well for people who at the moment, don't have a lot of contacts, say nothing over 100 contacts. With the ability to add people to multiple circles the current system works. For people who use G+ both personally and professionally, your idea is great as these people will definitely have more than 100 contacts anyways. Subcircles would help in this department greatly. Sharing this.