To most people Google+ Circles have to be one of the most confusing feature of Google+. The question on who to put in your Circle comes up frequently. Understanding what it means when someone puts you in their circles seems to be the next question I get the most. It is very important that people look at who they are putting in their Circles due to many people are not what they appear to be. It is relevantly easy to explain why you put someone in your G+ Circle. Once you Circle someone you start seeing their posts and their +1 interactions with other Plussers. When you Circle someone they get a notification advising them you have Circled them. This notification should stirs up a number of reactions.
What do you do when you get notified that someone has Circled you back..or when you get the confusing message saying..Added You Back? There really is not anything you need to do when you get this message outside of assuming they checked you out and like what you have to say. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many people who grew up on the need to show everyone how popular they are will arbitrarily add everyone who Circles them to their Circle so as to increase their number of people they have in their Circles. They have no intention on interacting with the people they put in their Circles..they just want LARGE numbers on their Hoovercard. Interaction or the quality of the engagement is secondary to many people who are only out to appear popular. This leads to many people being placed in Circles by people who have absolutely no interest or intentions to reviewing their posts or interacting with them. They are only wanting people to see them and what it is they post. It is this kind of attitude that is hurting Google+.
Added to Circle
The most concerning part of the G+ Circle feature many people have is when someone out of the blue places them in their circle. Getting the Added to Circle notification seems to freak out a lot of newbies to G+. Many people who have had a bad experience on other social platforms by allowing someone they do not know to get close to them online are very reluctant to allow strangers see what they are posting. There are sometimes needs for limiting who can and cannot see you posts. Unfortunately, Google+ does not allow for someone to completely block a stranger from seeing their posts. The need people have for feeling what is posted is private is what most people are searching for from on G+. Regretfully, G+ has not gotten to seeing the needs of those people. The intent of notifying you when someone has added you to their Circle is for you to check out this person to see if they are someone you would like to place in your Circle. This is a good way to build up a solid Circle of people who you have several common interests. Or, to find that the person has little common interests. If this is the case, then they are not someone you would put in your Circle.
Circling But No Return
The action of Circling someone is intended to spurring the person to check you out and Circle You back so you both can share common interest post. This is how personal and business relationships are built. But, what happens when after a year that person you found interesting and placed in your Circle has not Circled you Back? Many people react negatively and feel the person is ignoring them. The fact of the matter is, due to the large number of notifications people get from having extremely large..sometimes inflated..numbers of people in their Circle, that they most of the time never get to go through their notifications for people who placed them in their Circle. However, there are times when you find that the person you placed in your Circle a year ago has changed or no longer has any of the common interests you both had. This would be the time to Uncircle the person.
There are number of reasons to UnCircle someone. When the person posts nothing if interest to you. Or, posts too many gimmicky or fad related posts..i.e. ,gifs and autoawesomes. Many times…especially during the election season..people will start taking a uncomfortable positions on issues and sometimes will lose their wits and get aggressive with people not agreeing with them. This would be another situation where UnCircling would be in order. Lack of interaction and being someone they are not is also a good reason to uncircle someone. One thing to remember is people who come to your G+ Profile can see who you have in your Circles. In this world of deception, more and more people are throughly checking a person’s profile and even see who they have in their Circle before they will place them in their Circle. On the most part this is sound advice since there are a large number of Spammers who like for people to Circle them so they can immediately start hammering them with promotional posts. The intent of Google+ is to build a quality community of people to network your personal and professional needs. Gone are the days when having a Trillion people in your Circles means you are an influential person. What it now means to have over 20k people in your Circles is you are a High Risk to be harboring a lot of undesirable or UnReal people. Think about who you put in your Circles. Take the time to see who they are. It will save you a lot of heartache later. Let me know how I can help.