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Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

CmdrTaco posted about 3 years ago | from the thats-a-whole-lotta-plussing dept.

Google 1223

An anonymous reader writes "I project that Google will easily pass 10 million users tomorrow and could reach 20 million user by this coming weekend if they keep the Invite Button available. As one G+ user put it, it is easy to underestimate the power of exponential growth." I bet if people post in the discussion that they need invites, we can scratch each other's backs here. I've been using Google+ for a few days now (Yes I will put you in a circle ;) and have a lot to love, but unless I can gate twitter and Facebook, the best interface in the world won't help me until I can convince my kids' grandparents to move.

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1223 comments

Sure, send me an invite! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732048)

But I value my privacy.

Re:Sure, send me an invite! (2)

AstroMatt (1594081) | about 3 years ago | (#36732078)

I'd appreciate an invite: matt.wood61(gmail)

Re:Sure, send me an invite! (1)

chill (34294) | about 3 years ago | (#36732280)

Sent.

I'm panicking! (1)

pkbarbiedoll (851110) | about 3 years ago | (#36732406)

Because I don't have an invite.. pkbarbiedoll@gmail

Re:Sure, send me an invite! (1)

IT.luddite (1633703) | about 3 years ago | (#36732348)

looks like matt grabbed the AC's invite. if there's anymore out there, i'd love to receive it! gyshin(@)g mail . com

Oh the Humanity! (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 3 years ago | (#36732056)

Would it be crass of us to rent a dingy motel, buy some horribly depressing cheap decorations, and invite Tom from Myspace and Zuckerberg from Facebook to their very own pity party?

Re:Oh the Humanity! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732198)

https://plus.google.com/112063946124358686266

Re:Oh the Humanity! (1)

Nursie (632944) | about 3 years ago | (#36732206)

They must cry themselves to sleep at night on their enormous piles of money...

Post it in your journal instead of the main thread (2)

tomhudson (43916) | about 3 years ago | (#36732060)

This way, you get people you more or less already know ...

Don't use your slashdot journal? Philistine!

Also, not getting your kid's grandparents to use it at this time can be considered a feature. Let the early adopters work out the kinks first, otherwise when they try to move from failbook they'll just move right back.

Better than facebook (5, Informative)

Saib0t (204692) | about 3 years ago | (#36732062)

This google+ thing is much better than facebook in my opinion.

It's like going from hotmail to gmail back when it launched.
It's sleek, doesn't get in the way, lets you do things easily. You manage your "friends" easily.

Hell, it's one service I wouldn't have any issue adding my boss and co-workers to, unlike facebook.

As a bonus, I don't get people posting asinine idiocies on my wall. Sure they can get me to eyeball their crap by mentionning me in their posts, but at least it won't bother everyone else who reads the things I write.

A negative side, not for me but for others, would be the lack of games, but we'll see...

Re:Better than facebook (4, Informative)

tepples (727027) | about 3 years ago | (#36732084)

Who needs Facebook games when there are VirtualNES.com [virtualnes.com] (Java) and Newgrounds [newgrounds.com] (Flash)?

Re:Better than facebook (3, Insightful)

dunezone (899268) | about 3 years ago | (#36732370)

Who needs Facebook games when there are VirtualNES.com [virtualnes.com] (Java) and Newgrounds [newgrounds.com] (Flash)?

My parents.

Re:Better than facebook (2)

tomhudson (43916) | about 3 years ago | (#36732108)

I believe games are coming, but when they do it, they're going to do it better than "the other guy". The basic service should be completely rolled out by the first week of the fall school semester, to "catch the wave".

The way facebook is blocking exporting contacts, you know they're scared.

Re:Better than facebook (3, Insightful)

mekkab (133181) | about 3 years ago | (#36732110)

It doesn't let me post pictures from my iPhone easily (unless there is an app I'm missing? seriously, any and all help appreciated, here!). Microblogging with photos is basically what I use Facebook for. Give me that, g+, and I'll start giving in earnest. /haven't "hungout" yet but I hear that's actually kinda cool...

Re:Better than facebook (1)

Saib0t (204692) | about 3 years ago | (#36732190)

I know there's an android app that lets you do just that. I don't know for the iPhone. I use neither so I couldn't point you in its direction but I've seen others do it.

Re:Better than facebook (5, Informative)

Rhaban (987410) | about 3 years ago | (#36732264)

iPhone app is pending approval from Apple since day 1 of G+.

Re:Better than facebook (4, Interesting)

SeeSp0tRun (1270464) | about 3 years ago | (#36732182)

Facebook games are a big reason I ditched a long time ago. Facebook's privacy was horrible enough without allowing the apps to circumvent what few privacy settings they had. If g+ never has them, I will be one happy camper.

Re:Better than facebook (2)

Alarash (746254) | about 3 years ago | (#36732350)

Lack of games is not a negative for me either. What really is is the lack of Google Reader integration. I'd like to see what people I'm following share from Reader on my G+ Stream, and I also want to see the RSS feeds either integrated or in its own stream.

Gate Twitter (1)

tepples (727027) | about 3 years ago | (#36732068)

I have no idea what "gate twitter" means, but you can publish your microblog on a different service that supports RSS, and "the my kids grandparents" (whatever that means) will be able to follow you with any feed reader.

Or did you mean gating the other twitter [slashdot.org] ?

Go for it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732074)

yefzcfud@sharklasers.com

Just too much homosexual innuendo in G+ (1)

farseeker (2134818) | about 3 years ago | (#36732082)

I just can't help thinking of a Circle Jerk every time I drag someone into a google "circle".

Is that just me?

Re:Just too much homosexual innuendo in G+ (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732150)

It's just you.

Re:Just too much homosexual innuendo in G+ (0)

larry bagina (561269) | about 3 years ago | (#36732156)

At least it's not a brown circle.

I wish Facebook had already gone public.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732092)

I'd sure like to be shorting them today. I think they're going to end up where AOL and MySpace did.

-jcr

invite please (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732094)

Would love an invite. Gyoways@gmail-com

Re:invite please (1)

Riceballsan (816702) | about 3 years ago | (#36732416)

Indeed invite would be great, patrickjhogan (at) Gmail (Dawt) com

Will Invite (1)

abyssalson (2178044) | about 3 years ago | (#36732096)

I've been on G+ for almost two weeks now and loving it. Would be more than happy to invite others.

Re:Will Invite (1)

Mgician (2368316) | about 3 years ago | (#36732120)

Invite please!

Re:Will Invite (1)

Mgician (2368316) | about 3 years ago | (#36732186)

erg... kellermg (AT) gmail.com (forgetting /. doesn't expose that)

Re:Will Invite (1)

chill (34294) | about 3 years ago | (#36732308)

Sent one.

Re:Will Invite (1)

DoubleYouSee (854085) | about 3 years ago | (#36732122)

Would love an invite! double.you.see (AT) gmail.com

Re:Will Invite (1)

abyssalson (2178044) | about 3 years ago | (#36732146)

Sent

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732126)

I've been on G+ for almost two weeks now and loving it. Would be more than happy to invite others.

Why exactly do you love it? I have an account and don't see the big deal.

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732142)

Invite would be super-duper appreciated and awesome! I'm at sithmat@gmail.com (yes, that kind of Sith lol).

Re:Will Invite (1)

sithmat (940104) | about 3 years ago | (#36732232)

Thanks for the invite!

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732148)

I would like to receive an invite, rs [At] noplace [dot] to

Many thanks
R

Re:Will Invite (1)

chill (34294) | about 3 years ago | (#36732352)

And done.

Re:Will Invite (1)

phantomaz (1866550) | about 3 years ago | (#36732152)

would love an invite to.

Re:Will Invite (1)

diablo908 (2368322) | about 3 years ago | (#36732208)

Could you invite me as well? diablo[nine][zero][eight][at]gmail

Re:Will Invite (1)

diablo908 (2368322) | about 3 years ago | (#36732326)

Thanks for the invitation!

Re:Will Invite (1)

0123456789 (467085) | about 3 years ago | (#36732212)

I'd be grateful for an invite too. Thanks!

Re:Will Invite (1)

Gorath99 (746654) | about 3 years ago | (#36732214)

I'm getting very curious about G+, so I'd love to get an invite. Thanks! monstermanual at gmail dot com

Re:Will Invite (1)

Gorath99 (746654) | about 3 years ago | (#36732430)

I've got several invites now. Thanks everyone!

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732218)

Me three! barcodeddotnet (AT) gmail.com

Re:Will Invite (1)

IT.luddite (1633703) | about 3 years ago | (#36732228)

i'd appreciate an invite as well. noone(.)indy@liamg.moc danke schon!

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732268)

I'd love an invite please: philip.stennett (AT) gmail.com

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732270)

another social media phenomenon.... oh, my acid reflux... I guess I better bite the bullet.... invite, please? lisavaas at lisavaas dot com. Gracias.

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732300)

I wouldn't mind an invite either. Iworkatwendys(at)yahoo(dot)com

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732312)

Yes please -

email is my full name as below with no space followed by the number nine at Mr Google's excellent email service

Thanks
Chris Jones

Re:Will Invite (1)

RupJae (2368334) | about 3 years ago | (#36732314)

Please sent me an invite to ruprecht.jaeschke(AT)gmail.com . Thank You!!

Re:Will Invite (1)

pmuschi (868842) | about 3 years ago | (#36732330)

Invite please! paul dot muschick at gmail dot com

Re:Will Invite (1)

travdaddy (527149) | about 3 years ago | (#36732332)

travdaddy AT gmail, thanks!

Re:Will Invite (1)

abyssalson (2178044) | about 3 years ago | (#36732340)

I believe I have gotten everyone so far. I'm still here, just not responding to everyone individually.

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732392)

Please invite me.

"dot at zu dot nu."

Thanks you.

Re:Will Invite (1)

afgates (755260) | about 3 years ago | (#36732402)

Oh Will, please don't tease me so. Could I get an invite? afgates@silver-spark.net

Re:Will Invite (1)

darkinnit (710102) | about 3 years ago | (#36732408)

If you have any left by the time you read this, my username + @gmail.com. It seems worth a look

Re:Will Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732410)

Invite Please

cymccormick11@gmail.com

Re:Will Invite (1)

phantomaz (1866550) | about 3 years ago | (#36732412)

christian.hjartmyr@gmail.com Invite me please :)

Grandparents follow the pictures (4, Interesting)

Manfre (631065) | about 3 years ago | (#36732098)

Easy way to get grandparents to switch is to only post pictures of the grandchildren on Google+. They will switch over.

Also, WTH does "gate twitter and Facebook" mean?

Re:Grandparents follow the pictures (1)

emurphy42 (631808) | about 3 years ago | (#36732134)

"Get one service to post copies to the other", presumably.

Re:Grandparents follow the pictures (1)

nschubach (922175) | about 3 years ago | (#36732202)

I assume it means using the two services through G+ without actually going to said pages.

For 80 years and older... (1)

martijnd (148684) | about 3 years ago | (#36732324)

My father tried to sign up -- he received the "You are not old enough" message.

He was mumbling about having to be over 80 before you can qualify.

how about people have home pages, and syndicate... (3, Interesting)

johnjones (14274) | about 3 years ago | (#36732132)

honestly

I hate how everything is locked down...

I wish there was a nice way that people could syndicate between things i.e. an open network with a privacy model

I simply have not seen a nice way to do this any suggestions ?
(no Diaspora does not even look useful)

something with OpenID would actually be useful !

regards

John Jones

Invite (1)

JBHarris (890771) | about 3 years ago | (#36732162)

I would appreciate an invitation. jamesbradleyharris(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks, J. Brad Harris

Google apps emails (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732166)

It still isn't available to google apps email addresses (Some issue to do with them not currently supporting google profiles). After this is added they may get another influx of users given myself and various people i know are holding out until they add this (instead of creating a separate email).

invite? (1)

Ephemeriis (315124) | about 3 years ago | (#36732170)

I'd love an invite (ephemeriis@gmail.com), if somebody out there has one available.

I'm not a fan of Facebook. I use it largely because my wife does. I'd love to get her switched to something better... And everyone keeps raving about Google+. She's even curious enough that I might be able to get her to try it.

Why I am not joining Google+ (2)

molo (94384) | about 3 years ago | (#36732172)

It seems that the invite-only PicasaWeb albums (where only specific google accounts have access) would no longer be invite-only. That alone is reason enough to not join G+. When signing up for G+, they gave the following notice:

Linking Google+ with Picasa Web Albums
When you join Google+:

        * [...]
        * Your albums' visibility settings aren’t changed, but people they’re shared with can now share them with others.
        * [...]

If they could fix this issue, I would sign up. Otherwise, forget it.

-molo

Re:Why I am not joining Google+ (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732246)

Uh, you know this has always been true, right? If you share a piece of information with someone else (e.g. a photo), they can share it with others at their discretion! Welcome to reality! Now they just don't need to save it to their computer and re-upload it where it'll then get deduplicated by Google anyway.

Re:Why I am not joining Google+ (1)

Colonel Korn (1258968) | about 3 years ago | (#36732386)

It seems that the invite-only PicasaWeb albums (where only specific google accounts have access) would no longer be invite-only. That alone is reason enough to not join G+. When signing up for G+, they gave the following notice:

Linking Google+ with Picasa Web Albums
When you join Google+:

        * [...]

        * Your albums' visibility settings aren’t changed, but people they’re shared with can now share them with others.

        * [...]

If they could fix this issue, I would sign up. Otherwise, forget it.

-molo

In my experience the invite only Picasa web albums didn't even require a Google account. I sent one to my parents last year and was surprised when they just forwarded the link to several other people who also looked.

Invite! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732194)

Please invite cymccormick11@gmail.com

Invite please? (1)

pandronic (1275276) | about 3 years ago | (#36732196)

Thanks

Re:Invite please? (1)

luder (923306) | about 3 years ago | (#36732384)

We need your email address to send you an invite.

Would love an invite as well (1)

aytherine (2368330) | about 3 years ago | (#36732220)

lesopeck (at) gmail Thanks!

Invites? Most of us aren't seeing them. (1)

Nynaeve70 (2232514) | about 3 years ago | (#36732226)

I am getting a little tired of the bragging by people who get access to Google +. I'm among the most who have to wait 6 months to a year for the system to open to everyone before I even get to get a good look at it. I'm not complaining, but I am tired of the bragging by people who manage to try it out.

Re:Invites? Most of us aren't seeing them. (1)

robnsara (135532) | about 3 years ago | (#36732328)

Post email: Get invite.

Re:Invites? Most of us aren't seeing them. (1)

luder (923306) | about 3 years ago | (#36732364)

Send me your email address and I'll give you an invite.

Re:Invites? Most of us aren't seeing them. (1)

chrissfoot (2290640) | about 3 years ago | (#36732422)

Send me your email and i'll send you an invite!

I feel left out (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732238)

Google plus looks sweet and I'd love to do a paper on it. Feel free to offer me an invite at: northsidepct AT gmail.com

Invite? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732242)

Would also appreciate an invite if anyone has one available... (jason.mark.01@gmail.com)

Invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732244)

I would appreciate an invitation. christoffer -dot- johansson -dot- gmail -dot- com

Invite Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732272)

kjwinchester(at)gmail(dot)com

Invite... (1)

grub (11606) | about 3 years ago | (#36732276)


grub at grub dot net

"Me, too! [/aol]"

Invite? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732282)

Invite me please? markushumaloja ät gmail dot com

Too bad (1)

Marneus68 (2329096) | about 3 years ago | (#36732296)

Most of them are /b/tards.

Invite Please (1)

todrules (882424) | about 3 years ago | (#36732298)

Invite, por favor. goodwintodd at gmail .com. Thanks!

Sending invites. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732304)

once again I'll be sending out invites. With the invite system reportedly working correctly this time, please email jacer@mailinator.com and I'll check it throughout the day.

Invite Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732338)

I'd love an invite. joel at thecadefamily dot com.

Filters (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732342)

Here on Slashdot Is there a way to filter out "stories" which come from G+ pages? I know CNet allows me to filter out tweets from their "news" items. Tweets are not news. Neither is random musings on someone's G+ page.

Invite Please! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732354)

Would very much like to see what all the fuss is about!

andrew dot barlow at gmail dot com

Cheers in advance!

Will reply back when I have one to reduce duplicates!

Typical hype-behaviour (1)

gweihir (88907) | about 3 years ago | (#36732356)

Everybody looking for the next great thing, looking about a bit and essentially gone a week or two later. I don't really believe adults want social networking. Even teenagers are starting to get wise to the fact they are just a gigantic waste of time and serve primarily as advertising medium. I predict in a few years not much will be left, except specialized sites, such as XING. These do have some merit, but also do not take a lot of your time.

Re:Typical hype-behaviour (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732420)

There's a world market of maybe six computers.

Invitation Request. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732362)

Hey /.,
If I could get an invite that be great. :)
Email is TheOcton *at* gmail.com

Re:Invitation Request. (1)

xaxa (988988) | about 3 years ago | (#36732404)

Invited.

invite, yes please (1)

bothemeson (1416261) | about 3 years ago | (#36732376)

meson@f2s(dot)com - many thanks...

Invite please (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732378)

Long time slashdot reader, please send invite: johnsonmj2@gmail.com

invite please (1)

parkmw (925390) | about 3 years ago | (#36732400)

matthew(dot)w(dot)park (at) gmail

Invite please? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732414)

Please and thank you. james . andrew . martin at gmail .com.

Invite for a software dev? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36732418)

Would you, could you, just for me? uwcanada@gmail.com

I would be in your debt. Thank you.

Appreciate an invite (1)

amliebsch (724858) | about 3 years ago | (#36732428)

amliebsch at gmail.com

Thanks

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