As I was frothing and foaming about how frustrating Google Plus was, I was thinking how nice it would be if I could bring that sense of community I enjoy so much on Twitter over to the new platform. Then it hit me…I could!
Over the last week, many people, along with me, have been working to build an extension of the Tweetdiner community over on Google Plus. There are a lot of advantages to this. First, out of the millions of people joining the network now, it’s nice to see people whom you know are (for the most part…hahah) credible and trustworthy. It’s also nice to know that you can easily converse with these folks because, well, you’ve done it before!
As of now, here is how it is working. I have created a TweetDinerPLUS circle. If you find me over there, just say, “Please let me into the diner” so I know you’re not a bot, and I will include you and then announce that you’re in – that way the other folks in the circle will see your name. Once in, you can create your own Tweetdiner circle and start adding all of the people you see. I’ll do roll-call tomorrow listing everyone I have so that everyone can be on the same page.
It’s not as smooth as groups on Facebook or hashtags on Twitter, but I think for now, sharing the same people in similarly named circles is as good as we can get.
David McGraw has already begun mastering the art of running chats on Google Plus, and after some requests from the TweetdinerPLUS crowd, we’re going to try to do a chat next Thursday (7/28) at 9 PM EST.
I’m going to keep the topic pretty simple – what do you think of Google Plus so far? The complexity of trying out the chat should be enough to keep our minds engaged, right?
Here’s how I’m *thinking* the chat will work.
I will post a question to the #tweetdinerPLUS circle (noting it as such) at 9, 9:15, 9:30, and 9:45. Each question will be a new thread so that conversations can continue on the previous threads. Hopefully David will be there to offer me moral support in case I lose control 🙂
Our main chats will continue on Twitter on Saturday nights at 9 PM EST. We are wrapping up some conversation about Twitter tonight, and next week we’ll be kicking off a few weeks of Facebook conversation with Tommy Walker.
I hope to see you all here, there, and everywhere. If you have any questions or concerns, hey, let me know. As my man Lincoln said, “We are all green alike.”