I tend to read all my journals as an RSS feed in Google Reader. I have blogged about this model before. I then use Google Reader's "Send to" feature to share certain articles on Facebook or Twitter with a few additional comments summarizing my take home points on the article. This can generate some additional comments from followers and friends sometimes leading to rich discussions.
Googleplus is a terrific tool for such discussions.
- I have a chance to share with a wider audience (since I don't limit my circles like I did on facebook)
- There is no 140 character limits like on Twitter and the comments are organized like a conversation.
Google Reader does not have a Send to Google+ feature!! Google what were you thinking? Sparks is no replacement for Google Reader.
Now there is a nice workaround
- On Chrome:
- Set up Buzz to connect to your Google Reader shared items
- Share from Google Reader to Buzz
- In G+ profile page to to the Buzz tab
- Click on Share in the Google bar at the top right of the page
- Drag the hyperlinked title from item in Buzz to the share box, select your circle and share
- In FireFox (courtsey http://davidvielmetter.com/tricks/share-google-reader-items-on-google-plus/)
- You can drop links from Google Reader items directly to the Share box on the top right.
- In both cases, make sure you first click to open the share box. Then drag and drop the link.