What is Google+ ?
Google+ is still an evolving social media platform, but there are already great conversations occurring and information being shared on it. Many people find it more engaging than Facebook and more conversational than Twitter. It is quickly becoming important for bloggers and websites as Google incorporates the platform into it search results.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, I suggest you give it a try. You can sign up here.
Why Should I Care?
One of the strengths of Google+ is that it makes sharing online more like sharing offline. You can share different things with different people. For example, you might want to keep your family up to date with pictures of you children, but not bore your work colleagues, but you don’t necessarily want your parents in your chat. You can keep your conversations separate by putting your contacts into ‘circles’ such as ‘Work’ and ‘Family’.
For urbanists, Google+ allows us to create an “Urbanist” circle to share our links, ideas and discussions on cities and placemaking without boring our non-urban friends and family.
Urbanists on Google+
Following Ladd’s lead, here are some of the people I’ve included in my Urbanists ’circle.’ Check them out and consider creating your own!
This list will be a work in progress. Please let me know if you would like to be added to my Urbanists circle, or if you’ve circled anybody else that I should include.
Also, feel to circle me at +Yuri Artibise (or use the widget in my sidebar to the right.