By now you’ve probably heard of Google’s latest effort in the social space – Google+ (pronounced “Google Plus”). Based on the Google +1 concept, Google+ is more of a social network, integrated across all the Google sites. This includes Gmail, Google Search, Reader, and Buzz. You can read more about this ambitious project on the official blog post.
Anyway, this morning I managed to snag an invitation to the beta program. Google has opened up invites as of this morning (not sure if there’s any limits!), so I’m offering anyone an invite if you’re looking for one. Just p̶o̶s̶t̶ ̶a̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ download the Google+ Invites app or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and mention why you would like to use Google+. I’ll do my best to invite everyone, but might run into a volume limit eventually.
If there turns out to be a limit, you’ll increase your chances of being selected if you download Tap That! Number and rate it on the Android Market 😉 Just tell me what name you commented with.
UPDATE: Vic Gundotra (Senior VP of Engineering at Google) just posted the following message on Google+:
We’ve shut down invite mechanism for the night. Insane demand. We need to do this carefully, and in a controlled way. Thank you all for your interest!
Hopefully invites will be re-opening again soon. Feel free to email me your requests still, I’ll process them as soon as invites open up again. See the details above if you’d like to be first in line.
UPDATE 2: Invites are open again! Also, I’ve released a Google+ Invites app for Android. If you have an Android phone, please use this app to request your invites, instead of emailing me. I’ve had so many emails it’s hard to handle the volume. By downloading the app you’ll help speed up the process considerably.