Google Plus invite still a popular topic in both Facebook and Twitter.
Surprisingly, after two weeks of still field testing the Google Plus social networking site, Google’s new entry to the social networking arena is still a popular topic on the internet, including inside Twitter and Facebook.
Facebook, the so-called biggest rival of Google Plus, is hiding something interesting that you guy can check out. It’s an application called “Google Plus” that could give app users a free invite to join Google’s minimalistic, yet very snappy SNS. It’s filed under utilities section of the Facebook app tray, and its wall page is currently being flooded by Facebook users asking for an invite. That’s strange, knowing that a lot of top websites including Business Insider and TechCrunch “hate” Google+. You can scan this new Facebook app here.
Meanwhile, Twitter users are also tweeting about the “Google Plus” and “Google Plus Invite,” and it’s worth mentioning that some experts consider Google Plus a threat to Twitter’s 140 character business. Tweets like “who wants an invite,” or “Please send me an invite,” continue to flood the Twitter wall, and these Twitter users can’t just stop talking about Google’s new social networking wonder. One user even started a contest to retweet his post to win a Google Plus Invite, very strange. Guess what? 25 plus Twitter users retweeted his post.
Google Plus is still on its “field trial” stage, and still not ready to open the doors for a regular sign up. Inside Google Plus, current testers can still send out invites by e-mail, where invited individuals can automatically register via the Google Plus login page once his/her e-mail was encoded inside Google’s dedicated Google Plus invite link. So yeah, it’s like a virus attached to the e-mail that will deactivate the strict gates of Google’s new web asset.
By the way, aside from Facebook and Twitter, Google Plus is also considered by some as the Tumblr, Skype and even a Yahoo Messanger killer. One article argued, “why (pay) for Skype’s video chat if you can ‘hangout’.” The site claims the “Hangouts” feature of Google Plus is better than Facebook and Skype’s 1 to 1 video chat and Skype’s premium paid membership to decipher the group video calling feature of the VOIP service. In fairness, we tested the Facebook+Skype video chat, and it’s also “awesome,” the video quality is good, and the sound is clear enough for us to appreciate. Of course, GROUP video calling is better especially if you love more gossiping with more friends.