Mitigators Invading Google Plus Circles
Mitigators, a growing breed of socially active people are joining Google Plus in droves. After a thorough study of social networking Americans, I’ve concluded that the elite in Google Plus circles and elsewhere are the greatest users of the words mitigating, mitigated and mitigate.
No pie recipes online here; these folks take their careers seriously.
Mitigate – Mitigated – Mitigating
Dictionary.com defines them this way:
“mit·i·gate [mit-i-geyt] – mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing. 1. to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate. 2. to make less severe: to mitigate a punishment. 3. to make a person’s state of mind or disposition milder or more gentle; mollify; appease. 4. to become milder; lessen in severity.”
Monthly Google searches for variations of this powerful word and profession have climbed above 500,000. And Indeed.com lists nearly 15,000 mitigation jobs open in most industries, especially the mortgage sector.
Mitigators in Circles
People who collaborate in circles, unlike the linear Facebook, Friendster and MySpace crowd, have no time discussing rock climbing. Mitigators seek out other brilliant minds, people unknown to them, to talk about important issues of the day, such as link injection in WordPress security.
Richard Baxter, for instance, guest-writing in SEO Gadget Blog, comments: “…at the dark art of SQL Link Injection, how to test to see if your WordPress installation suffered this ill fate and ways to mitigate the risk.”
Ryan Paul also filmed a short video on “Recent improvements mitigate Android emulator performance woes.” Watch carefully, as the video lasts less than 30 seconds without sound:
Dan North, a “home loss mitigation specialist” and a Google Plus member, describes mortgages: “Mortgage loss mitigation works to renegotiate loan terms between the lender and homeowner to avoid the mortgage foreclosure process.”
So if you’re a mitigator or like talking about the subject, join Google Plus Circles. On the other hand, if you’re not…head on over to Facebook.