Google Plus Now Lets Anyone Sign Up
First Google+ was for a selected few—invites only. Now things have taken a turn and looks like it’s a case of ‘anyone’ can join.
Google has just announced that the fledgling social network is now ‘open doors’ and that anyone can sign up. It’s been 90+ days since Google unveiled what many felt would be the ultimate slayer of Facebook, and so far Google+ has lived up to the hype. There are have been lost of changes in those 90+ days, and many of the changes have helped raised the profile of Google+–so much that it can go ‘live’ after just 90 days of beta testing.
Some of the most notable changes include the improvements made to Google+ Hangout (the group video chat functionality), which now lets people interact on their mobiles. Other changes included the integration of Google Docs and Sketchpad. But perhaps the biggest test for Google+ is just around the corner. The numbers at the moment speak to less than 50 million active users (depending on who you ask); it will be interesting to see how the numbers grow in the next 90 days.
Google+ is clearly still in its infancy, but the growth trend looks healthy. More improvements too, will come, so it will be interesting to see how the likes of Facebook deal with the ever growing threat of Google+.
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