Why Aren’t You Using G+?

I love G+ because I can select who is in my circles. I’ve got a couple thousand people who pepper my timeline with electic yet interesting news items and I work hard to share the best of the web as I see it. 

Periodically I share a bit of my own work there, but like every social media effort I try to stick with a 7:1 rule. I try to share seven things that I have zero personal involvement in before I share one of my own. It’s like a dinner party, ask more questions than you answer.

Yesterday I shared a video that I enjoyed very much. Apparently the folks who have circled me on G+ enjoyed it too. Less than 24 hours later and 1,100 people who saw it in my stream have given it a +1 and 836 of them have re-shared it.

My experience is that video does very well on G+. My experience is also showing me that most of my peers are not on G+ and the ones who are use it only to promote their own feed which will likely lead to frustration and the declaration that Google+ “doesn’t work”.

I’d love to have a circle of readers so please leave your Google Plus URL in the comments below. To get your URL sign in to Google+, click on the left sidebar where it says “profile” and then copy and paste your URL in the comments below and don’t forget to circle me.

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  1. I try to login there about once a week. I always find one thing funny or new with the rest being recycled stuff that I’ve already seen from the same people over on Twitter :) It’s a great place though. I love their hangouts. I just wish I had more of a community over there of ‘stuff’ I like to follow and learn more about. It’s all still on Twitter for now.

  2. I read G+ on Flipboard, probably a couple times each week.


    (I’m not entirely sure I got the right thing, so if that isn’t my profile link, sorry…)

    Thanks for subtitling videos – that is really helpful for those of us who can’t have the volume up for one reason or another.

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