Sometimes the world just has to circle around you, and only you. This can happen online with Circles. You can create circles with no other member but you like “later” for anything you want to check but don’t have time for that yet. “Drafts” is for your rough post that you still have to finalize before move it to share with other circles, this is especially good for writer/blogger.
For me, I have a “for blog” circle where I will go back to read and use all kinds of posts to use for this blog =) Other people use circle as their “bookmarks” or “project”, now maybe you would like to add members of your group in it and voila! you have an easy and organized way to communicate and share information with your specific project members. For more details about using circles you can read Google+ Help Manual or How to Use Empty Circles in Google Plus by Alex Pino, whose image i borrow from, for detailed instruction to make circles.
Adding to this, there is another interesting way to use circles. This comparison from Mike Elgan can perhaps lend a more understanding in the capacity of Circles. He gives his view of Circles in his Google+ public post like this:
“Instead of saying, “I’m going to write a blog post now,” or “I’m going to send an e-mail” or “I think I’ll tweet something” you simply say what you have to say, then decide who you’re going to say it to.
If you address it to “Public,” it’s a blog post.
If you address it to “Your Circles” it’s a tweet.
If you address it to your “My Customers” Circle it’s a business newsletter.
If you address it to a single person, it can be a letter to your mother.
I’d say this is pretty revolutionary.”
Do you agree? Guess we have to try circle around ourselves.
- How to make good use of Google+’s Circles (zdnet.com)