Google now facing “overcapacity,” halted more Google+ invites.
Looks like Google+ is quickly becoming one of the hottest properties of the search engine giant.
According to a recent post by Google’s Senior Vice-President of Social Vic Gundotra, the company is currently facing an “insane demand” of customers wanting to have their very own Google Plus account. Apparently, early adopters of Google+ reveal that the new Google service is a powerful piece of art, but getting some lagginess, maybe due to the exceeded capacity.
Google Plus website is also updated, now showing a notification that the service “temporarily exceeded” the capacity, and suggesting users to “please try again soon.” So, Google underestimated the number of early adopters? Looks like a lot of social networking fans are wanting a new ecosystem outside the blue barn.. Facebook.
Some early adopters also revealed that the user interface of the Google Plus social networking site “looks good,” and resembles Facebook’s interface. According to Business Insider’s Matt Rosoff, Google Plus user interface “looks exactly like Facebook,” and even all-capping the word EXACTLY.
Another evidence that Google Plus is gaining momentum is the eBay entry selling a Google+ invite. According to TechCrunch, Google+ invites are being sold for up to $75. That’s almost a $100 for a service that looks like Facebook, LOL.
If you love Google and hates Facebook, the news that the Google Plus website looks like Facebook is like a piece of good news because there’s a possibility of no Facebook “homesickness” inside Google’s upcoming social networking site. Another notable feature of the Google Plus is its design that complements the overall new design of Google.com, so if you’re inside the Google Plus homepage, searching for the latest news about the next iPhone is as easy as clicking the “web” tab located at the black navigation bar.
Another cool feature of the Google Plus is its own video chat that can soon “kill” Skype. Apparently, Skype recently launched its Android app that supports video calling for 4 devices only. The release of the new Skype with video for Android is obviously related to the Google Plus and its “hangout” feature.
Can the Google Plus kill Facebook? Well, it cannot this year, but next year is promising once the community grows. But how can the community grow? Well, market the Google Plus using the “Hangouts” feature, because video chatting inside the same service is better than launching a third-party app that starts after 30-45 seconds and require another username. So, can Google Plus kill Skype? Of course.
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