I signed up for Google+ on a whim one day this past summer when I received an automated message from Google pointing out that two people from my contacts list had joined. I put them in a "circle" and later put several relatives in another "circle".
That is all I have ever done with Google+. It seems pointless to me!
Here's my two part question:
1.) In the past few weeks I have received two notifications that other people have added me to their circles - but these are people I do not know. The most recent case is a name I am certain I have never heard of, and the tiny profile picture shows a woman's face I have never seen.
I have made the choice to simply do nothing, since I do not know this woman and since she does not appear to have any contacts in common with me.
Is that what other people would do?
2.) About a month ago another woman whose name I do not recognize added me to her circle. In that case, though, the message indicated that she and I had one contact person in common, a woman "Wendy" whom I had worked with in the past.
I sent Wendy an e-mail asking her who the woman on Google+ was. Turned out that Wendy hadn't recognized the woman's name, either, but Wendy had gone ahead and added her to Wendy's circle anyway. Wendy told me that she had wondered if maybe the unknown woman may have been one of our clients at the nonprofit organization where we used to work together, but Wendy just couldn't remember for sure.
Well, I was happy to work with our clients during the workday while I worked there, but I think having social contact with former clients several years later is probably not wise, so I have just ignored that notice, too. (But, I'll admit that I wonder if maybe this person could have been someone we met briefly at a conference or something like that, instead of a former client.)
Is ignoring this what other people do in similar situations?