MY GMAIL INBOX keeps getting a stream of invitations for Google Communities and it feels like part of the world just discovered Groups.
Except this time around, a lot of the people I met online 10 years ago inside mailing lists, discussion boards and Yahoo! Groups are rowing into Google Communities. It's a delightful time for discovery because sprinkled in among all those grey hairs are twentysomethings who think social networking is only found inside Facebook or strings of tweets.
I will be spending good energy with Audiomo, a loosely organised bunch of people whose audio clips I hear on Audioboo, Soundcloud or Libsyn. There are several podcasting communities ramping up already and all of them. I won't have time to follow more than a handful of communities. Thankfully, both the iOS and Android ecosystems serve up Google Plus well. I hope a direct view becomes available for Google Communities.
Bernie Goldbach teaches social media and he is @topgold on many social networks.