So with the deployment of Google+ we now have a fairly innovative way to interact with our friends, family and now... complete strangers. Using the mobile application and mobile browser to access the local feed of public posts I have consistently come across, and probably been guilty of, taking a tangent on certain posts with comments that don't relate to the original author's post. I have also noticed that people add me to a circle or have decided to follow my posts that I have never met. The beauty of G+ is that we have the option of compartmentalization, i.e- our own circles, so that the crazies and strangers around us or even those we know don't see everything we post.

    My question and hopefully the following discussion will be a way to discuss what is acceptable and what is hated among all that partake in G+. Basically lets lay some ground rules for etiquette in this wild west of social networking and by doing so make it a better place to share your thoughts, hangouts, and activities...

    Caveat: Don't make people and me hate you by clogging this with posts comparing Facebook or Twitter, let alone argue over G+'s relevance within the context of public posts. And as always, lets stay positive people!

    LR7 and ls377 like this.
    07-09-2011 01:44 AM
  2. LR7's Avatar
    I have not gotten an invite yet hopefully soon) but I can see how easy it would be to get off on a tangent when multiple replies to a post start threading. I would think the most important aspect of relevancy and timeliness. Obviously you would want to reply to a post with something that adds to the topic or expands on a subject while at the same time being sure that you are not reigniting a stale post just to (+1) someone's post.

    I am hoping that Google+ evolves so that you can sort posts the way you want (either by newest comment or by post date).

    P.S.- Great topic.
    07-09-2011 09:34 AM
  3. ls377's Avatar
    Rule number one: Don't be a <expletive>.

    Seriously though, as long as people don't act like idiots, it should take care of itself. Unfortunately, it only takes one.
    Dark Wizard Matoya likes this.
    07-09-2011 02:37 PM
  4. d1ety's Avatar
    I just got in on Google+ about 2.5 hours ago. One of the things that I have noted is that it's fairly easy to "circle off" which groups you wish to share certain photos, video, general BS etc...

    Unfortunately, for Facebook this was not possible unless I created multiple accts ie. one for gaming vs. personal. With Google+ it looks like I don't have to carry these multi-personas to separate fun time with business.

    As far as random posting is concerned... I never minded it on FB as long as it was on point. But as the previous poster stated... it only takes that one.
    07-09-2011 08:17 PM
  5. jSterling's Avatar
    Yeah I'm really surprised Facebook doesn't have there own circle method. Definetly makes Google+ great cause now I can actually add my close family without them seeing my 21 party pics lol

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    07-09-2011 08:28 PM