This is my central issue with Google ’s current design: now I choose what portion of my (public) posts you should be able to read. Shouldn’t you have a say in this? Say you’re an iOS developer from abroad (so I put you into my Programming Circle) but you also happen to speak German and be interested in my other posts, who am I to say you shouldn’t see them? That is, if you follow me at all. Because until I place you in a Circle of mine, my stream looks empty to you, much like the timeline of a Twitter user who has protected their tweets. Why would you even want to follow me, not knowing what to expect?