I Need Google + Circles In My Real Life to Help Me Know Who's Who and How I Know Them!

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I need Google+ Circles in My Real Life to Help Me Know Who's Who and How I Know Them!

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Having lived in different cities I'm always running into people that I think I know.  Problem is I'm never sure if I know them from living here in Delray Beach; my hometown of Houston or from a few other cities I've lived in.  Or... maybe I don't really know them at all! And do I know them socially or from my work.   

So as not to offend anyone, I make it a practice  to always smile and say "Hello" as if they're a long lost friend.   To some they may be wondering the same thing when they see me... or they may just think I'm some nut case that says hello to everyone. 

Growing up in Houston, I had my family and everyone I knew through them... then people I knew from grade school .... then college friends.  And, oh yes, there were my social group of friends; you know.. the ones you partied with, dated, went to movies, etc.  Then graduate and you have to add another group of people you know... your work group.  

You see someone and quickly your mind starts clicking like a computer... images begin to pop up in your head as you try to figure out if (1) you really do know them and (2) how you know them.   

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a "Google + Circles" in our head.  We could quickly sort through to find out who someone is.  Do I want to tell this person some information or are they in the group that doesn't get my juicy tidbit.



Circles 

Are you using your Circles?  And, if you are.... how do you like them???

Want to be in one of My Circles??  Or Want Circles of Your own??

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Rob Rosa
Berkshire Hathaway - Wethersfield, CT
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Entertaining post. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 26, 2011 07:34 AM #51
Rainer
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Beverly Femia
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Hampstead, NC
Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are

Cute post!  I have a mind like a sieve and those circles would sure help...

Aug 26, 2011 01:46 PM #52
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- I bet it was a great class.  I was speaking with someone with Verizon today and she said Googles+ was like FaceBook for Adults. 

Christine- I'm still trying to figure all of this out but who knows... you may soon have Google Circles for your phone. 

Lou- and I think sometimes we're running around in Circles!

Buki- (I love your name)- I heard someone give a presentation on memory last year and he was phenomenal.  He remembered everyone's name in the room and something about them.

Evelyn- oh yes... I'm so used to doing that.  It's ok as long as you do it with a smile. 

Bryan- it may be the Libra or southern in me.. but since i hate to make anyone uncomfortable, I'm always volunteering my name to people I meet. 

Sally- I do too!  I go to their profile and if they have nothing written or if it's questionable, they don't get added to a circle. 

Linda- you could teach a class on this!  I love what you said "Sometimes you need a friend, sometimes you are called to be one."

Lyn- I have one circle of" people I don't know who are following me".  I've checked out their profile and they look ok but I want to remind myself that I don't know them. 

Hi Linda- thank you!!! Hope Houston has had some relief from the triple digit heat!

Marte- oh no .. the infamous "you don't know me do you?"  of how about when you try to be kind and introduce yourself only to have them say "don't you remember, we've already met.'

Dianne- You have a good point.  We walk every morning and often we'll see people we know from walking but no one recognizes each other because we're all cleaned up and have "daytime" clothes on.

Kimo- well, if they're a stalker... run!  just kidding.  I think you can be honest.. plead senior moment and ask them how it is they know you!

Linda- bite your tongue!!!  I think all of us go through that.

Rob- glad you liked it!! Come back for more!

Beverly- give it a try!  I'll see you on Google +.

Aug 26, 2011 02:26 PM #53
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
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I am so confused...(my wife says it is inherited and had she only known) but with linkedin and all the others...how is a person supposed to survive? 

I have met so many people as a result of social networks and gotten reacquainted with old friends that I am ignoring my current friends.

I will check out google circles as well...

Aug 28, 2011 05:20 AM #54
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Kathy Streib
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Mike- you're right ... it is confusing and time consuming.  For now the people I see at Google+ are totally different from those you see on Facebook.  Hope you enjoy it. 

Aug 28, 2011 09:05 AM #55
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Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
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I know what you mean.  I was a former professional poker player.  Having to keep a memory of every player and how they played took a lot of brainpower.  What's kind of wierd I'm not real great with names, but great with facts and the little things that people tell me.

Aug 28, 2011 03:48 PM #56
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Kathy Streib
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Mike- Wow.. I don't have a poker face but I do know that a large part of being a successful poker player is being able to remember what's been played and to read your opponents!

Aug 29, 2011 01:49 AM #57
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Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
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I have always remembered faces and situations but not names, unless I spent a lot of time with you! It I meet you and never mention you name it's because I can't remember it!

Aug 29, 2011 10:19 AM #58
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Kathy Streib
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Gerard- too funny- I try but names are hard for me to remember.  I decided when I started walking on the boardwalk that I would make it a point to remember everyone's name and so far.. I've done it.  

Aug 29, 2011 12:39 PM #59
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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I am so with you!  This is hilarious - I hate when I run into people and I can place them.  So funny, google circles would be great! -Kasey

Aug 29, 2011 06:46 PM #60
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Kathy Streib
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Kasey- why not... they could put a chip in our heads... you know like one of those GPS tracking devices. 

Aug 30, 2011 04:42 AM #61
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Tammy Emineth
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I see that the daily drop has all Google+ stuff. I would love for you to post in our Google+ group! :)

Jun 02, 2012 10:10 PM #62
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Kathy,

A very thought provoking post indeed.

I can't figure out how many people I actually know.

But as with you I am always thinking I know this person or was it the one who just walked by?

Now I'm really confused. LOL

Congrats on the Featured post.

Best, Clint Mckie

Jun 02, 2012 11:40 PM #63
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Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Kathy:

Thanks for an entertaining moment.

Jun 03, 2012 02:16 AM #64
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Kathy:

I love Google + circles too.  I am always forgetting where I know someone.  I remember faces but not where I have meet them before.  If only my brain had Google + circles, life would be so much easier.

Jun 03, 2012 07:12 AM #65
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Kathy Streib
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Tammy- I couldn't figure out why someone was commenting on a Google+ post I wrote last year.  I'd thought I'd gone into some kind of time warp!!! I will definitely try to post to the Google+ group.

Clint- I still have that problem.. in fact it happened this afternoon when we were out to lunch.  It took me a few seconds to figure out how I knew the person. 

Pat & Steve- Glad I could help entertain you!!!

Evelyn- absolutely!  We could just look and remind ourselves how we know them.

 

Jun 03, 2012 07:31 AM #66
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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The Circles is a great tool to keep every one organized and in the right box.

Jun 03, 2012 02:59 PM #67
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Bill Fields
Bill Fields Learning Systems - Treasure Island, FL

Thanks Kathy, another great post with good ideas to make the technology more user friendly to the masses.

Jun 03, 2012 09:42 PM #68
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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
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Hi Kathy, I know what you mean.  I have even connect with people from high school that I don't remember (over 40 years ago)

Jun 04, 2012 03:33 AM #69
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Gene- I love it...like I said, I just wish I had them in my head.

Bill-I've not spent as much time on Google+ as I'd like.  It's very much different from Facebook.

Bob- Same here.  I look at some photos from a reunion I wasn't able to attend and wondered who all those "older" people were. 

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