These are the ways that you circle people on Google+. The streams of names, most with little photos but some naked, burn time but I can’t stop.
The word “friend” groans under an overload of meaning.
There are so many names that I think I should know but probably I really don’t, they’re just names that sound like you should know them.
Some people have funny names. We all know the controversy about G+ and Real Names, but some of the funny names are really Real.
Sometimes the humor is a tribal thing; to an English speaker, names from the Balkans and parts of Africa are most inclined to be humorous. I wonder if having a funny name changes your life?
I have a short attention span; have never held a job for a decade. I’m sad, watching names go by of people who were colleagues, realizing in so many cases that there’s little connection left.
I should hang on tighter to people.
There’s a real pleasure in dismissing suggestions for people you despise. Sometimes they come back and you can reject them again!
Sometimes a name pops up and you’ll smile because they’re good people you haven’t thought of recently.
Putting a name in circle is a Secret Activity. I wonder how well you have to get to know someone before they “Show you their circles”?