Paul Adams, der kom på ideen med Google+’s Circles, har skrevet en rigtig god artikel, “Product lessons we can learn from Google+“. Adams arbejder ikke længere for Google men det gør bestemt ikke hans betragtninger mindre relevante. Hele artiklen er interessant, herunder
My mobile phone’s address book is full of people I don’t recognise. It is a pretty comprehensive list of all the people in my life, yet woefully managed. One of the most personal parts of my most personal device is full of strangers. This is the same for almost everyone and the reason is simple: it’s not worth the effort to keep it up to date. This is the problem with Google Circles.
There is a deep dichotomy between this messy reality and software builders’ desire for structured data.
Looking back at the history of communication, most successful social software has an analogous offline experience.
Paul Adams, “Product lessons we can learn from Google+“