Are Google Plus Circles so Easy To Use?

Now that the dust has settled a bit on Google Plus and that there are – supposedly – more than 25 million users, or at least registered not-so-active users, of this service, I am still trying to figure out what I could do with it.

Bloggers blogging about bloggers – of which I am I suppose  – are using it almost automatically (because one has to!) whereas other users are still few and far between (see text at the bottom). However, when asked, most users point out the ease of use of Google Plus Circles when it comes to explaining why the service is great and why it might succeed. However, I must admit that I am still puzzled by that feature. As you can see from the screen dump per below, I have dragged so many of my contacts in my business contact circle (not to mention the “interesting people” circle”) that it is almost impossible for me to maintain this circle by editing or deleting any of the profiles in there, even if they were added by mistake. So why it is deemed user-friendly by certain users is a wonder to me.

excerpt from the “Google Plus” Welcome page

– An important note about Field Trial –

You’re part of a small group of people who are helping to test Google+. When you share something with people who are not yet able to use Google+, they will receive it via email but won’t be able to comment or engage with the content like other Google+ users. They’ll be able to join Google+ as we let more users in over time.

Original Post: http://visionarymarketing.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/the-google-circle-ease-of-use-mystery/