Google+ has just released a limited/beta version of a new social media tools. According to Google’s press release, this will be a social media “toolkit” with “shared networkds, interactive chats and video conferences,” which users can selectively create. In other words, if you don’t want co-workers to see your family you can creat separate “circles” for each, keeping the two groups world’s apart.
As a tool for authors, this could help you connect with readers by creating reader events, book clubs, author chats and even your pseudenyms all in seperate “circles”.
This program is still being tested, but you can subscribe for updates and release dates at Google.