Whew, what a crazy day.
This morning I was minding my own business doing a Google Search, when the flashing red notifier for Google+ went went off and sucked me in for a couple minutes. In that brief amount of time, I started off a chain reaction…
I saw a post by Matt Manolides asking for recommendations of geo people to encircle. Well, I mused, this is inherently a social platform, so let’s see if we can exploit some of its intrinsic properties to… who am I kidding??? I just figured I’d see if people would add themselves to a list.
The reaction? More than I counted on! About twelve hours after posting, my initial message had been commented on by almost 60 people, received 12 +1′s, and been shared 28 times.
This is where my plan(?) kinda fell apart. Though the experiment was a partial success, it also annoyed some people considerably. Many of the good folks that have (had?) me in circles also have each other in circles. And every time one of them chose to “Share” my post, all of the people who had encircled them would see it again. And again.
So, in closing, I bring you back to the title of this post: I’m sorry! If I annoyed you with this experiment, please try to forgive me. I won’t do it again… at least not until Google comes up with an equivalent to Twitter’s native ReTweet that filters out multiple notifications. :)
P.S. If you aren’t on Google+ and would like an invite, just drop me a line by way of my profile.
P.P.S. Darn, didn’t quite make it a year…