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Ibthaj Khilji

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What do you think of Google plus? especially it's idea about circles?

Google's new social networking site may help social relations in actual life grow? At least that is the idea behind social circles.

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    Jul 11 2011: By chance, I've joined Google + today and got the opportunity to see in a better way the idea of the circles.

    In a general way I believe that Google + brings something new to the social media context. I believe that right now Facebook and twitter are our references and Google + kind of blends it together a bit. Perhaps, not so much about twitter because of its very specific genre. However, in what concerns Facebook, at a first sight Google gets the upper hand because it addresses the point of the security and privacy that Facebook is so much criticized about.

    The idea of the circles is really great, I think, and something that Facebook hinted a bit with its lists but that Google now uses fully, and that might make a difference, specially with the concern of explaining things step by step as Google + does.

    Regarding your question about the circles helping social relations in real life, I'm not so sure, maybe its not so problematic as Facebook and its privacy issues, but really improving social relations I'm still a bit skeptical in spite of admitting that the simple share of information might improve some how social relations. Nevertheless, maybe now the new social topic might be in which circle did you included some one in...

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