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Google comes out with sliders for Google+ circles

Google has come out with sliders for Google+ circles which control the amount of posts that are displayed in your main stream from particular circles.

Currently you have four values in the sliders.

  1. Show everything from this stream in my stream.
  2. Show most things from this stream in my stream.
  3. Show fewer things from this stream in my stream.
  4. Show nothing from this stream in my stream.

Noise controls had to come to Google+ at some or other time. Why google took so long is still a mystery. Google slider seems to be a direct rip off of Facebook style of "All updates, Most updates, Only important", noise control mechanism. But however the google slider seems to much more simple and user friendly not frightening the users, unlike face-book. Google seems to be betting big on keeping things simple and making them more intuitive.


The major difference is that facebook has the noise controls at individual user(friend :P) level, whereas Google has it at the circle level. To a certain extent this highlights the difference in user perception of the two networks. But I strongly feel that Google+ should also have noise controls at the user level too.

Let us wait and see as usual :)