A	  visual	  guide	  to	  Circles	  in	                 Google	  +	              By	  Ross	  Mayfield	  
Circles	  in	  are	  confusing,	  but	  are	  at	  the	  core	  of	  what	  Google	  Plus	  can	  do	                     ...
You	  can	  make	  lots	  of	  circles	  to	  list	  your	                          people	  
You	  can	  give	  your	  Google	  Circles	                names	  or	  lables	  
The	  names	  you	  give	  your	  circles	  are	  private,	  nobody	  can	  see	  how	  you	  label	                      ...
A	  circle	  is	  not	  a	  group	  •  Groups	  have	  membership,	  can	  be	  public	  or	     private	  and	  discovera...
Facebook	  is	  symmetric	  sharing,	  based	              on	  confirmed	  Jes	  
TwiKer	  sharing	  is	  based	  on	  asymmetric	                        follow	  
Google	  Plus’s	  Circles	  are	  Asymmetric	                       Sharing	  
Google	  Plus	  lets	  you	  share	  publicly,	  extended	  or	  limited	  to	  your	  circles	  
What	  you	  see	  in	  your	  stream	  starts	   with	  people	  you	  share	  with	  and	    they	  share	  back.	  You	...
You	  only	  see	  the	  comments	  in	  threads	    that	  someone	  is	  enricled	  with	  you	                         ...
Good	  things	  about	  asymmetric	  sharing	     in	  Google	  Plus’s	  Circles:	  privacy,	   management,	  version	  yo...
Minuses	  of	  Asymmetric	  Sharing	  
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I found the Google Circles model of Asymmetric Sharing to be a little confusing, so I created this visual guide. Please share!

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  1. 1. A  visual  guide  to  Circles  in   Google  +   By  Ross  Mayfield  
  2. 2. Circles  in  are  confusing,  but  are  at  the  core  of  what  Google  Plus  can  do   for  you     By  Ross  Mayfield  
  3. 3. Google  Plus  Circles  are  lists  of  people  
  4. 4. You  can  make  lots  of  circles  to  list  your   people  
  5. 5. You  can  give  your  Google  Circles   names  or  lables  
  6. 6. The  names  you  give  your  circles  are  private,  nobody  can  see  how  you  label   them  
  7. 7. A  circle  is  not  a  group  •  Groups  have  membership,  can  be  public  or   private  and  discoverable  •  Note  how  you  can’t  learn  from  the  circles   other  people  create  •  Google  this:  Ridiculously  Easy  Group  Forming   and  Reed’s  Law  
  8. 8. Facebook  is  symmetric  sharing,  based   on  confirmed  Jes  
  9. 9. TwiKer  sharing  is  based  on  asymmetric   follow  
  10. 10. Google  Plus’s  Circles  are  Asymmetric   Sharing  
  11. 11. Google  Plus  lets  you  share  publicly,  extended  or  limited  to  your  circles  
  12. 12. What  you  see  in  your  stream  starts   with  people  you  share  with  and   they  share  back.  You  can  see  menJons.  Incomping  is  everyone   who  shares  with  you  
  13. 13. You  only  see  the  comments  in  threads   that  someone  is  enricled  with  you   started  
  14. 14. Good  things  about  asymmetric  sharing   in  Google  Plus’s  Circles:  privacy,   management,  version  your  profile,   disable  reshare,  latent  connecJon  
  15. 15. Minuses  of  Asymmetric  Sharing  

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