Problems with Google+ invites, goes live then down again

By Posted 30 Jun 2011, 08:15

There had been reports that Google+ users were able to send invites via email, but with something so popular there is always going to be problems. No sooner as the service goes live it then goes down again. It had only lasted a few hours, and you can be sure that thousands of people tried to take advantage of it; that was until Google became overwhelmed with it all.

The Next Web said that there had been an option on the right-hand sidebar, so do not try to add new members to your Circles, because it will not happen. From what Google has said, it might only be shut down for the night, just to try and keep control on demand. They have not hinted how long Google+ will be down for, but we would assume that the new social networking project would be up again sometime today.

Once this initial phase is over we do not expect it to be long before all Google Mail users will start to see an invite in their inbox. Now I have never been one for having a social media account for social life, as I believe that it can consume you. However, the new Circles feature on Google Plus might just change my mind.

When we first learned of Google+ a couple of days ago the one feature that stood out for us was Circles. The reason for this is because you can now have a social media account that will keep certain friends separate from others. This means that those who you go and have fun with do not need to become involved with those you do business with.

Now we do not know about you, but this is one area where Facebook fails. However, please do not let that give you the right to start running your boss or place of work down to your certain Circles. Now we do not know if Google has a patent on the Circles features, because if they do then Facebook will not be able to use that idea.

Having said that, Facebook needs to change how they go about this issue, as it is something that has been annoying their users for some time now. At least Google does not have to worry about competing with MySpace, as the once powerhouse of social networking is now like a wounded animal and is easy prey for the likes of Google. OK, so we know that they have tried in the past with Buzz, but the early signs of Google+ looks promising – we will just have to wait and see.

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