I do NOT think they can auto add anyone. Google is smarter than that...they saw the Facebook fallout.
Some of these people have no freakin clue how much work could go into these communities. As I said on this G Plus post about communities
I saw the video earlier today. They have a buttload of Youtube updates that came in today.
I got up for a webinar, the Communities news was breaking, had to upload a video, then chek on the communities updates, youtube updates were coming in & the Big guy of Google had a HoA from SMX. Damn, I am brain dead.
I did a bit of messing around in the communities. You know me, I saved 2 brain cells just in case. LOL
A couple of things I was not sure about – If Brand Pages could join communities and WTH were going to happen with notifications…
Yes, pages can join them if you are invited/approved or they are public.
I also saw that we can turn notifications On – Off. When you open the "Communities" icon, you see the ones you belong to & it has a RED notifications number, so no reason to fill my in box. I can just check in when I want to.
Pages can also comment and +1 post and comments of people who do not have the page circled. This is good for real pages that do not intend to spam…bad for communities that get spammers.
Hmmm, Fuzzy is looking for family friendly communities that will not be work to post on and can get noticed.
I did leave a comment as the Fuzzy page to see if I get kicked out for being a page. Hell, the community is "owned" by a Googler, figured that was a good test. LOL
I did a search for "Toys" in the communities…I do NOT think Fuzzy wants to join those listed. LOL
Lots of "Animal" – "animal lovers" communities, I may join one of those once I see which one is going good.
"Kids Crafts" only has a Wiccan community – WTF?
I'll keep checking on things and see how it goes.