So, all the rage these days is the new Google+ social network. A potential facebook killer some are touting. I can’t say whether it will or not as I have not looked deep enough into it yet. I will say this, Google has not so well thus far on some of their new programs.
Google Buzz was a flop, gmail had security issues and if you go to the Google labs, they have tons in the works. Some of their projects have been in the works for quite awhile; only time will tell.
How To Join Google+
Right now everyone wants to know how to join Google+. As the site is in it’s infancy and beta stages, Google states they are still working out some kinks. When you visit the project site, it states they have reached their beta testing capacity with users. So, they ask you to leave your email and they will let you know when it’s up and running and ready to go.
Booo….who wants to wait until then?! We all want to be first in line and say we had the chance to check it out in beta testing before anyone else, right? Or is it just me???
So how do you join when everyone is locked out? Unfortunately right now, it’s invite only. I know, sucks when you’re not invited to the party. However, this morning I was pleasantly surprised to have an invite in my email box. Woo hoo!
So, my advice here is to see who is touting Google+ and how they like it. Ask for an invite if you are pretty sure they will do so for you. I wouldn’t go willy nilly asking just anyone though. Utilize your networking skills and capitalize on the relationships you have already built.
As for bloggers and site owners, maybe using an invite to entice newsletter subscribers or commentors might be a way to go.
As for me, I am going to accept my invite, check it out and report back to you my thoughts on Google+ and whether or not I think it really could be the Facebook killer. I mean, remember when MySpace was all the rage and here comes FB…..Facebook really was the Myspace killer.
Are you on Google+? Do you need an invite?