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+1 for Google+


Is Google+ really as good as you’ve heard it is? Yes, it is. Long before Facebook and Twitter existed, I was using “social networks” such as mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups. I was also a dedicated user of BIX, CompuServe and GEnie. So, when I say Google’s new Google+ is the best social network I’ve ever used, I think that means something.

Why? Well, there are several reasons. First and foremost, I love the circles concept.

Circles are how you organize the people you choose to follow on Google+. People can add you to their circles, but they’ll see only those posts that you choose to make public unless you add them to one or more of your circles. Even then, you can easily choose which of your circles will be allowed to see certain posts.

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