After playing with Google Circles for a couple of days, I really admire the feature. However there are still a couple of things I need in it:
Read items in overlapping Circles
Most of my Circles overlap. For example I have circles like “Philadelphians” and “friends”. I often add the same person to more than one circle, which is great. However this becomes a problem when the same updates resurface as I navigate between circles. Google Circles really needs a concept of “read” updates that need to go across circles.
Another feature I would really like is the idea of creating a public circle around a topic and have people join in. In my case, I would love to create a circle around Android developers around Philadelphia since I help run the Philly Android Alliance User Group.
I’d also like circles to automatically filter all the content across Google Plus and return content based on my interests. This would an evolution of the sparks feature (which I don’t really use right now, since Twitter and RSS seem to do that job for me already). So as (public) links are shared on Google Plus, I’d like to see the people sharing it and the conversations around it.
Cross posting from Circles:
This is already a popular enough request I imagine, but I’d like to push an update I make to a specific Google Circle to my Twitter/Facebook/Linked In etc networks. So I’d like to create a circle named “to-twitter” who’s only job is to post the content to my Twitter account. This makes G-Circles my one destination to post content.
Thats some ideas I had, what do you guys think?
What other ideas do you have?