Mike Elgan has recently been on the “Google+ Diet” — an experiment to give up all other social media to try to focus on Google+. It certainly has its ups and and downs, but it’s been neat to watch.
Today he posted something that made a lot of people take notice:
Here’s what I love about Google+ in general and the Google+ Diet in particular:
Instead of saying, “I’m going to write a blog post now,” or “I’m going to send an e-mail” or “I think I’ll tweet something” you simply say what you have to say, then decide who you’re going to say it to.
If you address it to “Public,” it’s a blog post.
If you address it to “Your Circles” it’s a tweet.
If you address it to your “My Customers” Circle it’s a business newsletter.
If you address it to a single person, it can be a letter to your mother.
I’d say this is pretty revolutionary.
That post has been shared more than 1000 times on Google+, as a lot of people can see the potential. It obviously isn’t there yet, but this post really opened some people’s eyes to the potential of it.
What do you think? Does it have a chance to one day replace many different systems?