News: G+ how do these circles work then?

I've seen a a lot of people new to google plus puzzling about Circles, the method for organising your friends lists. Well if you get this part right, this is will be best part about G+. Using circles I've managed to get lots of tech news and lots of guitar news and not had to wade knee deep through piles on none posts as was the case with the facebook method. Google hae put together a help site to let you know how to use them too.

About circles

Google+ Circles helps you organise everyone according to your real-life social connections - say, 'family,' 'work friends,' 'music buddies,' and 'alumni'. Then, you can share relevant content with the right people and follow content posted by people that you find interesting. For example, you might post an announcement about your engagement and show it only to people in your friends and family circles, or maybe you see a post from the circle you created for your book club that there's a recent article on your favourite author.

You can also decide to customise your personal profile information for your circles. For example, your contact details, location and relationship information would be visible to your friends circle, while your employment history and education would be visible to your alumni association circle.

Get started with circles.

Extra role out features are being added to G+ as many have not been able to import their faebook friends (I used the yahoo route)

Balaji Srinivasan (google)
Hey Everyone, We’ve heard that you want to invite your friends, but sometimes you don't know their email addresses... or sometimes its not easy to find it.

To address this, we’ll be rolling out a new feature over the next few days that lets you invite others simply by using a link.

When you click the “invite friends” button on the right-hand side of the page, you’ll find a new link that you can IM to friends or post on the web.

Since we're still in field trial, we're limiting sign-ups from these links to 150 per person for now. We hope you'll like this easy way to bring your friends onto Google+. Thanks and keep the feedback coming!