Google+/circles

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Circles make these things possible:

  • I can categorize people I follow
  • I can choose a particular category of people to "read" at any given time
  • I can choose a particular category of people to be allowed to view a particular post
  • I can choose a particular category of people to notify of a particular post

What they don't let you do:

  • categorize particular posts (so you don't have to include or exclude everything someone lets you see)
  • let people categorize themselves (so they can determine which of my posts they want to see)

This missing functionality is more or less equivalent to "groups" on Facebook.