If anyone wants a Google+ invite, comment here with your gmail address

I know, there are ample number of social networks already and many of us spend more time in the virtual world than the real world! But you might still want a Google+ account precisely for that reason!

I have been using Google+ for the last two weeks and I am impressed with what I see till now. Google+ can be a good replacement for Facebook + Twitter + Linkedin + Google Reader (all combined). That means, you can just have one social network and hopefully save some time!

There is one feature called circles in Google plus which allows you to selectively post updates that can be seen only by a few users. So, you can categorize your friends (or acquaintances) into different circles. So, when you share something related to your school (for example), you can just send them to your school friends. I think circles is the most elegant implementation of Google+ but I am not sure how effectively this will scale.

The second best thing about Google+ is you don’t have to know the person whom you are adding in your circles. There are no ‘friend requests’ and you can just add anyone in your circles (as long as you know their Google+ ID/ Gmail address). In fact, you don’t add them as friends, you just follow their updates. I mean, those updates that they mark as ‘public’ – not the ones they send to specific circles.

All the other social networks (except Blogs/ Twitter) don’t encourage you to follow people you don’t know and that’s a big disadvantage. I mean, we come online not to meet the same people we know offline again! We come online so that we get to know different people, understand new perspectives, ideas, thoughts, experiences, etc. Both Blogs and Twitter encouraged this phenomenon and the concept is now taken one step forward by Google plus.

Some of you who are popular, might think what if so many people follow me? Won’t I be receiving all their updates in my homepage? Yes. But you get their updates in a special category called ‘Incoming’ and in your homepage you just get the updates of people whom you follow. Nice thinking, isn’t it?

Of course there are other features, but I liked the above two very much. If you want a Google+ account, you can comment with your gmail address and do mention if you want an invite – right now the network is on invitation basis, but very soon they might open it for everyone, I guess. Of course, you don’t have to follow me (add me in your circles) for that.

If you are already on Google+, you can follow me from the below link:

Destination Infinity

PS: What do you think? Do you want another social network?

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105 Replies to “If anyone wants a Google+ invite, comment here with your gmail address”

    1. I have sent the invite to your complicated email address – but not sure if you have received it as G+ is not considering the dot ‘.’ inbetween your gmail id. Kindly confirm if you have got it. Thanks,

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  1. Oh yes! Google+ seems to be very promising. The “Circle” concept is something that all the Facebook users desperately needed. But most of my friends are still hooked on to FB. I wonder what will be the fate of Google+ after FB adds the “Circle” feature.

    1. FB cannot do circles as elegantly as G+, but it already exists it seems. You can restrict your message to certain people, if you want in FB. The concept of FB is pretty good and solid, so I guess both might stay on for different purposes.

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  2. I received too many invites but couldn’t be bothered to check it out. Was not too sure to have a Google+ account over and above FB, orkut etc.
    But you are definitely making it sound interesting…

    1. FB works better for being in touch with people who you already know. G+ works better to explore and follow new people, ideas, perspectives, etc. Actually the G+ professional edition is expected to be a big hit. No one is sure about the success of the personal edition which is out now.

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      1. For example, you are interested in some professional field – Say ‘Blog Tips’. There are so many experts who write blogs/ know a lot on this topic. In Linkedin or FB, if you want to follow them, you need to send them a friend request. They may accept it, or they may not. Those networks actively discourage you to add people who you don’t know in your network.

        But in Google+, anyone can follow the updates of anyone else. You can explore and add people like Matt Cutts, or Google CEO, etc.

        This is like Twitter/Google Reader. But twitter is restricted to certain words and Google Reader can be used only for people with blogs. Like FB, you have share, +1 (like) and you can comment on individual posts.

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  3. I’ve seen Google+ all over the news and I would like to try it out. Could you please send me an invite? It will be interesting to track the rate of new users during these next months.

    1. Invite sent. The network has started well, but as you say the rate of joining of new users in the next few months will be crucial.

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  4. Hi, I would really like an invite for when it opens back up again.

    christopher.hethrington at gmail

    oh and note the strange spelling in the last name.
    Thanks heaps,
    [c]

    1. It will be slightly confusing initially till you get the hang of it. But after that life will become a Circle! šŸ™‚

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  5. Hi,
    as GMAIL was already reserved in Germany by another company than Google, I have to use a googlemail-address. I would like to try both Google+ and if googlemail addresses are working as well. šŸ˜‰ Recent reports about Google+ sounded quite promising.

    Thank you,

    Yashem

    1. That’s interesting. I have sent the invite to your googlemail address. Do confirm if you have got it!

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      1. I’m in, thanks a lot!
        I just can’t use it from the office PC so I just checked if I get in via my Android smartphone. šŸ™‚ I’ll have to explore it at home.

        *grab things to leave office now* šŸ˜›

    1. I tried to follow you by the email address you use to comment – but I am not getting it. What’s your +name?

      Destination Infinity

    1. As you can see there are so many people who want the invite – Its not a big effort from my side really..

      Destination Infinity

    1. I am deleting your gmail address from the comment as I can see it from the form entry anyway. Invite sent.

      Destination Infinity

    1. I like FB for keeping in touch and sharing with personal friends and colleagues. But G+ is for everyone else! Invite sent…

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  6. Don’t want an invite as I got one but chose not to use it. FB already has that circle feature. We can select whom we send our updates to and I use it off and on.

    1. FB has it, but its not explicitly designed in a way where we can freely use it (with minimum efforts, I mean). In G+, since we are building contacts right now, we can start organizing people into various circles from the scratch.

      Good to know that you use the feature in FB. I didn’t know about it!

      Destination Infinity

  7. @all the four people above: Invite sent. Sorry, its becoming difficult for replying individually šŸ™‚

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  8. @All the people above: Invite sent. Its becoming difficult to reply individually – that’s why šŸ™‚ BTW, if you have not received it, please comment again.

    Destination Infinity

    1. I have sent the invite to you. And I think you are my 100th commenter, thank you………. šŸ™‚

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