How I Organize My Google+ Circles

Since Google+ launched, people have been asking me how I organize my Google+ circles.

Unfortunately, I have no grand ideas about how to organize the people in my online life. I use a number of descriptors to create some buckets, and from there I organize everyone as neatly as possible.

This is what it sort of looks like right now:

Google Plus Circles - The Anti-Social Media

I really think I need to add circles for “Crazy Friends,” “Crazy Assholes,” and “Crazy Parents.” Of course, I’d probably get rid of “My parents” at that point.

How do you organize your circles? Does anyone else organize them by order of nuttiness? I’m gonna get to work adding some more people to circles so they don’t know how crazy I think they really are.

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15 Responses to “How I Organize My Google+ Circles”

  1. Lisa July 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    All the organizing is actually too much for me at the moment. Those that I know are in general easy to circle, but the rest?

    • Jay July 26, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

      I know. I tend not to cycle a lot of people. At the same time, I’m amazed at the people who keep adding me.

  2. Linda Konop July 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Love this. I considered frenimies and bitched among others. But I was paranoid that somehow people would be able to find out what circle they were in, maybe that would not be such a bad thing.

    • Jay July 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

      Google+ only tells you if someone’s update was public or limited to a circle. They don’t say which yet.

      Though I’d like to let the assholes know what I think of them…

  3. Camilo Olea July 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    I actually have a circle called “People I dont know yet”. I put in there people that have added me to their circles, but I don’t know who they are.

    I like your approach though, and will probably create circles for:

    - People that hate me because they’d like to be me
    - Mortal enemies
    - Crazy Assholes

    • Jay July 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

      It’s a good way to keep tabs on your enemies without them knowing.

  4. Mike July 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    I laughed out loud Lauren. Seriously. That is some good shit.

    • Jay July 26, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

      I don’t know who Lauren is, but I’m always glad to bring a laugh and a smile.

    • TC July 27, 2011 at 10:45 am #

      Where’s Lauren’s comment? I wanna LOL too.

    • Camilo Olea July 27, 2011 at 11:08 am #

      I’d like to see said good shit, good sir. Thanks.

  5. TC July 27, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    I think more shapes would be fun. Put your square friends in a square, your pointy-headed ones in a triangle, etc, etc.

    • Jay July 27, 2011 at 10:50 am #

      I want to put my friends in an octagon. Or a pentagon. Or a pentagram.

  6. Aaron Eden July 27, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    That looks like fun, really. Let’s just cross our fingers that Google+ won’t change the way people can’t see in which circle they were added or that would be some serious…. But, with their ‘real names’ policy that caused quite a stir, who knows..? Now, you gave me some ideas .

  7. Ashutosh August 1, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    This is sumthing very funny and to be applied….!!

  8. MUXLIMO August 3, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    Wahahahah! Cool!

    Then consider to put me on Your “People I met once”, maybe?!! Hehehe..

    Nice to meet You, anyway, Dude.. Your Funny!!

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