The "Nearby Stream", which is a special stream viewable on the Google+ mobile App, has up until now only featured posts geo-tagged and published physically near the location you are viewing the nearby stream from. That has now changed.
I was a big fan of the old version of "nearby" on Google+. It has been a way to see public content from people I'm not following.
I would generally dip into "nearby" once or twice a day to see what was going on.
So seeing Reg Saddler's post at the top of my nearby stream (in Cologne Germany) was somewhat of a surprise.
The post (pictured) has no geo-tagging at all and was almost certainly posted on desktop. No geo-location information either for the post, or the attached image.
The linked page has to be correctly marked up and as +Gerwin Sturmdemonstrates the image chosen has to be big enough: 507px or more will do it. Smaller and the share falls back visually to the older version.
I got burned on twitter (as "Happening London"), then had a twitter exchange on the dos and don'ts of sharing.
I'm hoping this is a miss-understanding but, I could just be wrong. Maybe the "sharing model" I've set up for happening London is a step too far over the sharing line?
I'll explain here, how contributors posts on Happening Londonwill are intended to be shared and how that fits into the sharing model. I was going to write this post over on happening London, but it's more a question on the ethics of sharing across platforms, so it's ended up here.
After reading this post, please reply with your opinion on this specific sharing model in the comments. I'm particularly interested in the opinions of those people who's content has been re-shared by the page already, but any photographers (related) who are sharing their work on Google+ are more than welcome to chip in.