"Now I gotta go start plussing all you kids! Wait...did that sound right," muttered msnbc.com's Wilson Rothman late last night. Around the same time I tweeted that "suggesting that someone should 'Google me' seems weird, but telling him or her to 'Plus me' sounds downright filthy."
Both Rothman's muttering — I assume he was muttering while adding the remark to an email reply — and my tweet got a few laughs, but they also raised a question: What will we call the process of adding a new friend to Google+, the shiny new social network that everyone's talking about?
On Twitter we "follow" people, on Facebook we "friend" them, on LinkedIn we "connect" with acquaintances ... so what are our options on Google+? We could say that we're going to "plus" someone, that we're "plus one-ing" each other, or that we're going to "circle" a pal by dragging his or her name into one of the groups on Google+. Unfortunately none of these options sound elegant or neat — nor do most of the suggestions thrown out by Twitter users:
So what do you think? What shall we call the whole Google+ process of adding +s and Os?
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