So, one of the memes I'm seeing floating around in response to Google+ is how you don't need to reciprocate when people add you to their circles. Some are saying this is a great thing. Really, social media experts?
I'm going to throw down and say that the only reason you wouldn't reciprocate in Google+ is because you are a social media elitist.
Sure, people will rebut with all kinds of reasons they are on Google+ and don't need to reciprocate circles. Ridiculous. No one is on Google+ because they couldn't find friends or sort content on another platform. Some may be there just to experiment. But anyone who plans to stay and is not adding back people to circles is exhibiting an "I'm so big I don't need to pay attention to the people who add me" attitude. We've seen it on Twitter forevers.
The great thing about Google+ is that you don't automatically know what circles people are putting you in. Someone you don't know adds you? Put them in a "New People" circle. My most interesting circle right now is "People I Don't Know." Folks quickly move from that to other circles as I get to know them, and new people join it. Sure, play around with Plus, but if you're not going to add people to your circles, the network doesn't really need you.