- 6.44 million from the U.S.
- 3.62 million from India
- Roughly 1 million from both Canada and the UK
- 920,000 from Germany
- More than 780,000 from Brazil
- About 500,000 from both France and Taiwan
What the heck is Google+: Have you been living under a rock? You could say, Google+ is the hot social network on the block or web for that matter . I mean as of June 28, about 25 million people have visited Google+. Now that’s what you call the ‘popular kid’.
Google+ isn’t and won’t be the easiest social network to understand if you have (or maybe haven’t) tried it out. It has a lot of features that even your advance users may overlook. It’s definitely the social network that’s making an attempt to rival Facebook.
The social network is made up of a plethora of social products that include: Stream (a newsfeed), Sparks (a recommendation engine), Hangouts (a video chat service), Huddle (a group texting service), Circles (a friend management outlet), and Photos.
This isn’t the first attempt for Google to dominate the social realm. Do you remember their two flops, Google Wave and Google Buzz? Kinda makes you wonder, if Google+ will stay afloat?
Currently Google+ isn’t fully open to the public, and currently invite only. So if you have a friend who’s riding the social wave, and been jumped into the Google+ gang, your best bet is to kiss their tush and ask for a ‘pass’ aka an invite to hang with the cool kids. It’s was rumored that July 31, Google+ was going to fully open their doors, but that obviously didn’t happen.
The new invite feature they have recently rolled/rolling out allows you to “invite friends” via a button on your Google+ account and you’re provided with a link to send your friends. Alleviates the guessing game, if you don’t know their email addresses and you can directly invite them via Twitter direct message, Facebook message, etc. Keep in mind, that Google+ is still in their ‘limited field trial’, so there is a limit of 150 people that can sign up to Google+ using your link. Link to Google+ YouTube announcement.
So What’s New with Google+: Rather than making another company blog, Google+ created a help section called What’s new in Google+ , which offers feature updates to keep you in the loop. Be sure to check it out, and add me to your circle! @StarPadilla