Just got into a discussion on Google Plus about the value of Path in light of Plus’ circles feature, and recalled posting this about a year and a half ago. I still think the perspective is as valid now as it was back then, so thought it was worth drawing renewed attention to it.
Here’s my mental model for how publicly exposed I consider myself when using different types of social media, along with comparable real-world social environments:
There are two ways to look at my scale. The first is: how private do you want to be? The second is: how popular do you want to be perceived to be?
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