Becoming less like Twitter and more like Facebook, Google Plus has introduced a new ignore feature.
This didn’t exist a few weeks ago, so I started an (Acquaintance) circle, full of people I felt socially obliged to add to my Google Circles, but didn’t have any real interest in their daily thoughts.
Facebook has always made it easy for you to hide individual’s posts without letting them know they’ve been ignored. Twitter hasn’t added that yet. And it’s not because they haven’t thought of it. It’s because they want your number of followers to quantify something. They want it to be your number of active listeners. Until now, Google Plus’s numbers represented this. Now, you can be following 10,000 people on Google+ but only really listening to 3.