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When I first started using Twitter, I had some basic rules for reducing the noise and increasing the value... following them made it a better experience for me.

After scanning through this mornings feed on G+, it seems like I need to bring back those rules (as applicable to G+.)

1) If I mute 3 of your posts in a single day, you're gone.
2) If you post about religion or politics more than anything else, you're gone.
3) If you post incessantly about the latest world crisis more than anything else, you're gone. (I have other sources for news.)
4) If the only things you post are marketing fluff, you're gone.
5) Adding me to a circle doesn't mean I'll add you, but I'll check out the incoming feed.
6) The more friends we have in common, the more likely I'll add you.

I've already enforced rules 1 & 3 today and it's barely 10am.

posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 10:33 AM


# re: 6 Simple Rules for loving Google+ 7/26/2011 9:17 AM Nicolas St-Amour
Are you dropping Twitter in favor of Google+?
I tend to keep my google+ account for my friends/family where Twitter is my news feed... Maybe I should make the switch, Google+ is basically the same as twitter but with predefined lists no?

# re: 6 Simple Rules for loving Google+ 7/26/2011 9:38 AM Chris G. Williams
Dropping Twitter? Nah... It's too social for me to drop completely, but I lean towards maintaining (mostly) separate groups of friends on the various services. I use Twitter primarily to read stuff from Game Developers and funny friends.

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