I was reminded of another reason why I’m on the Google+ bandwagon–the ability to control the content I see.
Facebook controls what I see in my news feed. I’m sure there’s some algorithm behind it, but it drives me nuts. My news feed isn’t populated with news from the people who I most want to hear from. Instead, it’s a bunch of one off’s that I’m not particularly interested in.
Facebook lists may be a solution to this, but frankly, I never took the time to go through my friends and sort them. I’ve completely forgotten how to do that now, and so it’s a lost cause.
With Google+, I’m able to control the content I see through Circles. Annoying people in my stream? Peace out. You’re now in an annoying person Circle.
That being said, there still isn’t a lot going on there, so it’s pretty boring. I find myself checking it multiple times a day without anything changing. If this continues, it’s really just a matter of time before this goes the way of Buzz and Wave. That would be too bad because Google+ works.