The inherit problem with Google+

Well, yes, I do feel like +Bradley Horowitz expresses it in Wired: ”The biggest challenge they face is what we call the noisy-stream problem, in which a few active people overwhelm the conversation…” And yes, I can curate better and take more control over what is flowing and from where, but there is an intuitive problem inherit in Google+ . It’s so easy to put people in circles and in that sense, broaden your horizons. But at the same time, the easiness in that function (putting people in circles) is engineerical driven, not usability driven.

It’s a difference in approach. Google should have started with the flow, and then look at how people want their flow. Instead it seems that they started with the functions of circles, and then, now, are trying to solve the noisy-stream problem.

I may be wrong, but this is how I see it.

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Fredrik Andersson

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2 reaktioner till “The inherit problem with Google+”

  1. I think that the point has been missed, the main stream is one thing, but then you have the streem for each circle. Just circle your favourite people from all your other circles into a separate stream and then use that as your main stream. Anyone getting too noisy is just removed from your ”stream-circle” and all should be fine?

    Or what did I miss?

    1. No, you did not miss and you express what I said in ”And yes, I can curate better and take more control over what is flowing and from where”. :) You are absolutely right. It’s not a problem in setting up the circles and curate them in a way you describe. But these smart functions is engineerical. I think we all will see another thing when G+ can be handled by third party applications and with visually seperated streams for instance. Coz remove ”too noisy” is not addressing the problem, it just removes people. :)


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