Google+ is fresh. I like the ability to curate degrees of filter bubbles. For example, I put everyone in the friend circle and some people in “TED” and “intelligence”.
I am stoked about soon inviting the intelligence circle to a spontaneous gathering. Think – we could all watch the same TEDtalk in different locations – yet still together – then virtually hang out and discuss. It’s like Skype, created by Google.
Default interests (racecars, recipes, fashion) are easily overcome by searching for anything. Here are the first couple terms I chose and notable results from the first page of results:
1. “ideas” ideas cause ideas
2. “complex biology” biology of the creative mind
3. “infographic” how does a hybrid car actually work?
I am impressed.
This is an expansion of the social network which already exists in your inbox. It’s intuitive, which makes me curious to explore its functionality. I’m excited to play with circles of friends and keep in touch at a distance in a more human way.