Let’s call a Follow a Follah …
OK, I am starting to feel like a social media troll, lurking under the bridge ambushing unaware passers-by. Google+ seems to be another way to ambush “friends” into being social media Plus One’s.
I added some family, friends, and co-workers (mostly former), to some eponymous circles, but I did not “follow” them. How do I shed this “Peeping Tom” feeling that accompanies simply being able to “add/follow” without having an approval?
Instead, I chose to follow three groups: Adobe InDesign; UW Continuing Education; and iBooks Publishing. These are groups from which I can glean some information (although they do not seem to be posting the latest information to these Google+ sites, even while they are posting new info to their facebook pages) without the troll-like demeanor I attribute to this ubiquitous “circling/friending/following.”