Google+ … What can we add to it?
I’d like to open up a discussion about Google+. As I tweeted earlier this week, I’m convinced that it’s going to be the Next Big Thing because I have absolutely no idea what to do with it.
And neither does anybody else, it seems.
So far, the thing I’ve heard repeated most often has been that the Google+ circles allow you to direct what information get shared with whom.
Aside from those circles, Google+ is Facebook — minus the development that has gone into Facebook over the past few years (games, groups, storefronts, ads, etc.).
But I still don’t know what to do with it.
I mean, the circles are nice, but Facebook is likely to meet that functionality by the beginning of August — especially is Google+ begins to show any signs of traction.
Nevertheless, I’m hesitant to underestimate anything with the power of Google behind it.
Now’s the time
And that got me thinking. This is the best possible time to brainstorm how we can make Google+ circles work for us.
Let’s open up the discussion. How could you envision using Google+ to help promote / distribute / build community, etc?
Here’s a concept to get you started
When I hear “circle”, my mind immediately goes to “inner circle” — in other words, earning one’s way into an enviable position when you are able to be a part of things that others are blocked from.
Perhaps Google+ could be used to facilitate reader activity and reward it with increasing access to different circles that represent increasingly prestigious rankings.
People in the Inner Circle, for example, might have access to site extras, coupon codes, extra incentives, storyline spoilers, etc. that outsiders wouldn’t have access to.
How do you envision Google+ fitting in your arsenal?