Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My experience with Google+

I use a lot of Google services (Blogger, G-Mail, Picasa, Music...) so I'll try just about anything Google once.  That is except for their social networks.  The past three never interested me.  I kinda wanted to, but they weren't intuitive and just didn't draw me in.  So when Google+ showed up, I didn't give it a second thought.  That is until Mike Masnick from Techdirt was talking about it in one of his posts; he liked it.  I respect Mike's opinion, so I figured I'd take a look.

I did a quick Google search for "Google+" and the first response was a news article about them closing the invites.  Turns out that they "ran out of resources" and needed to curb the influx of requests.  Think about that, when was the last time that Google ran out of resources?  I figured Google+ had to be an amazing thing if so many people were joining so fast that even they can't keep up.  Too bad I was going to have to wait to get an invite.