Monday, July 11, 2011

The biggest problem with Google+ "Circles

Hello friends.I am skipping my hacking article to post somthing that is technically more read out currently . Its about Google+.
Its been around 2 weeks since google+ has been launched and the battle between who is better,who is secure blah blah has started. Well its a never ending debate on weather google is better of Facebook or Microsoft or any other company. Recently my friend Shubham Kant posted a status on his facebook wall that google+ is simply old wine in new bottle . I jumped into commenting against him and favouring google. I was quickly analysing his comments and building up mine. During this discussion I found an intresting thing that can b a negative point about the google+ Circles which lies at the core of this new social app.

Lets start with wat google defines its Circles with- "You share different things with different people. But sharing the right things with the right people shouldn't be a hassle. Circles makes it easy to put your friends from Saturday night in one circle, your parents in another and your boss in a circle all on his own – just like in real life."

Impressive and cool defination . In simple words they are trying to build up the concept of groups through circles.
Just like there are groups in Facebook similarly G+ has circles.
But the issue is that the circles are "one way" . You dont know in which circle I have added you and I dont know in which circle you have added me. 
But the actual meaning of group is that every person of the group is aware of every other person within it .
They can see what other members have shared . So i feel here lies a drawback . Though this issue can be resolved easily if you have played well with G+ .
I dont know weather google has any plans to launch any other group feature in the coming time or not but I feel they are failing in the task of presenting a symmetric grouping through circles.



  1. Why the other end person should know in which circle you added him?

  2. As i said the concept of group lies in knowing which other persons are there in the group , so a person in a cirlce should know who are the other members.

  3. Nope ! I don't think so, here your arranging the people whom you want to follow and where you want see the stream , thats it. If the other persons wants to block you as he can do it at any time. And yes one more thing is that the it is not mondatory to display list of all the people to whom you are talking to here, where as group concept is little different.