Google+ Stimulates Connections & Discussion
Some Google+ users are starting to notice the “Never miss another post” prompt such as the one below:
The overview offers an easy way to manage your notifications. It looks like Google is trying to push their circle notification feature and drive conversation on their social platform. So far I’ve used this feature for a very small circle (Googlers I want to hear from no matter what they post).
Additionally, they’re further stimulating connections and interaction by introducing birthday reminder feature. All in all it looks like they’ve managed to fill up the “white gap” everyone speculated would be filled by Google Ads.
Some users and page owners have also seen the “Create a Community” prompt such as this one:
INTRODUCING: Google+ Communities PREVIEW
Give your fans and customers a place to get together
Create an official community for your business or brand, linked directly from your Google+ page
Bring fans closer together with community events, group video chat and customised discussion categories
Want tips on creating a successful community? Take a look at our best practices.
It is unclear why this push for the communities considering there are already “pages”, “events” and “circles”. Is Google+ moving too far away from the simple and elegant concept of selective sharing and circles?