This is a long post: Worth reading!Food for thought: About sharing and privacy
No matter with whom you share a post you’ve found in Google+, it is always polite to mention the person who shared the post before you, and I don't mean sharing from the original post here. Simply add ‘Via +Mr x’ or ‘Thanks for the share +Ms Y’. Also it is very nice if you write your opinion about the post you are re-sharing. (Or just a few words why you share.)Copypasting the text from somebody's original work is against the copyright law.
It's a copyright violation and can get you banned from Google. Not just from Google+ but from your Gmail and everything. Besides when caught you'll lose all respect.
Make sure to give credit to the original poster. Best way to stay out of trouble is to reshare.Re-share: Public or limited?
People have been asking me about the etiquette of re-sharing, here are my thoughts:
It's basically impossible to re-share in public a post that's been shared to circles only or as a 'Limited' post. Well then: Why has someone shared 'Limited' only?
The point here is, we should ponder first if there is a reason why a post was shared only for a circle, or could it be publicly reshared if the content is good and not anything secret. Then it is always nice to check with the originator of the post if they are ok with making the post public. Some people don't want to share anything in public so it could be that a lot of good stuff does not appear for everyone to enjoy.
As some folks share only to their Circles so personally I would check with them is it okay to re-share publicly or if you post the link as your own, would they like to be mentioned in that post. There might be some reason why it was not shared in public. To be on the safe side, share max to ‘Extended Circles’.
I would recommend, if sharing delicate matter, the original poster should mention ‘Not for Public’ or ‘This Circle’s Eyes Only’, then the sharing dilemma would not exist. And disabling re-shares (Lock this post) from the options menu at the bottom right helps, too. (Before or after clicking the share).
This 'locking the post' prevents also +mentioning (inviting to discussion) new people who could see the contents of that post.
There's always a way to share something publicly: A screenshot of a post, saving a photo on your hard drive and resharing it with copied text from the original post or just taking an added link and sharing it either in G+ or in Twitter, for instance.
Better not to share anything you don't want to spread also in Public.Why not go Public?
If you're planning to share a link from the Interwebz, why not share it in Public? It's better to show some posts on your profile if you'd like new people to circle you...
Also some folks use the Chrome extensions for removing people from their circles who don't post in Public. That's you if you only share stuff within Circles and they are not included.Disable comments on your re-share?
Clicking the ‘share’ under the original post means that the original poster sees the share. Unless it has already been re-shared and you are actually sharing that post. The comments in any shared post will not follow, nor does the originator see your comments. (Using Ripples you can follow the public comments and shares).
Linking the original post to a new one by clicking on the ‘time stamp’ and then posting the permalink is a good way to credit the original sharer and keep the original commentary intact for possible reshares. The downside is the original writer doesn’t know that the post has been shared, unless you mention them in your new post text. If the comments are really good in the original poster’s thread, sharing the link and then asking people to comment on the original while disabling comments on the re-share is a good practice.
You can also open the drop-down menu from the grey arrow on the right hand corner of a post and click 'link to this post', then you'll see the URL for that post.
For those of you who haven't noticed, in a re-shared post:
Next to the original poster's name on top there is a text originally shared this post: where the word post is a direct link to the original.Who can see what?
On your own profile stream you can see all your posts but those not in your circles can only see your public posts. If you share a post with only one circle, you as the originator, can see it again on your profile ‘Posts’ page, but no one outside that circle can see it.
It has been discussed among the Google+ community that leaving someone out of a post in a circle would be nice, we shall see if this is a coming feature.
-Mr X instead of +Mr X? At the moment you can just temporarily remove a person or persons from the circle you’re posting to and perhaps create a ‘Temporary’ or ‘Holding’ circle where you place the person for a little while.
Is there something else you'd like to add?Remember:
You can lock a post but if someone really wants to share it forward, there's no stopping them... Better be careful if it's a question of a delicate matter. There are ways, like I explained, even though the actual post shared in a 'Limited' way (your Circles or a circle) could not be re-shared publicly from Google+, except by you yourself as your own re-share.
It's good to know the possibilities and the possible consequences.
I recommend all the artists and photographers to sign their own work, this way resharing also outside Google+ is made more pleasant for everyone. Sometimes people save the images on their hard drives for months and then share: It may be a bit difficult to remember who was the originator. I save the images with the name of the original poster, that way it's easier to remember where I got the pic.
Only with meme's or really popular images it's sometimes difficult: Even the Tineye reverse image search cannot always tell where the pic originated from.
Your comments to public posts are also public: Using the Topsy anyone can check out your opinions.
Here's mine, change your own Google+ ID to the URL to get yours:http://plus.topsy.com/googleplus/107742059751171695340
*These are just for pondering, there is no must on Google+.* Except passing other people's content as your own is wrong. It's good to think before posting and discuss the different aspects and ramifications.
Be careful out there and use your brain & the common sense. Stay away from the grey areas and if you're not sure: Better ask.
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There is no must on Google+ but have some respect on the Circleverse.
If you disagree however, just leave it. No-one will force you to do anything. #Plushelp
:-) (Pulau Langkayan near Sabah)