Google+ First Impressions and Free Invites

A long last my Google+ (or should I type it as “Google Plus”) invite has arrived. After reading first impressions posts and in my opinion premature “reviews” ranging from “Google+ is garbage” to “This is the next big social network”, “Facebook is dead” etc I watch inching to get my grubby little paws on an invite . Getting home on a geek high after watching Transformers 3 my twitter timeline was filled with Google+ chatter and a few tweets later an invite arrived in my Gmail inbox thanks to fellow Caribbean Tech Blogger @tech_tt. I giddily accepted and a few clicks later my profile was set up including a photo and I was about to start playing with sparks, circles and streams – trouble was my Google plus network was quite tiny…

Easy to use and lightening fast

The temporary ghost town feeling aside I appreciate that my first few minutes using Google+ was very simple, the interface is responsive, I haven’t run into any bugs so far and the privacy settings are VERY customizable. I can’t wait to put all the features to the test but so far the sparks feature works nicely and has picked up my geektastic interests like anime, Japan, movies etc. The circles feature is what I am most excited about as as I wrote in my Google+ announcement post handing who sees what and when in my Facebook stream is a big issue of mine that will take far too long to fix with a friendlist as fat as mine. I look forward in the coming days, weeks, months and hopefully years to put the  circles, hangout, huddle, instant upload and other features to the full test.

Android App Fail

Sadly my biggest grip so far is that the Google+ Android app doesn’t work in my spec of the big blue marble called earth (Jamaica). I can make due with the snazzy mobile web interface for now but I want full access to the app Google, or heads will roll.

Want an Invite?

Haven’t gotten an invite to Google Plus yet just leave a comment below and I will sent it to the email address you use to do so unless I fall alseep. Please follow @Geezam on Twitter and like Geezam on Facebook.

Post Author: Kelroy

Kelroy is an internet junkie, technology advocate, avid gamer and Jamaican Blogger who envisioned as a Caribbean based technology blog offering a more global view of technology topics. Follow his tech related ramblings and stay in touch via Twitter @Geezam

19 thoughts on “Google+ First Impressions and Free Invites


    (June 29, 2011 - 10:27 pm)

    I’d sure like an invite. Thanks.


    (June 29, 2011 - 10:28 pm)

    Sir, I would really appreciate if you could invite me on Google plus. I would really like to experience Circles.

    Derek Bailey

    (June 29, 2011 - 10:29 pm)

    I’m still up and looking for an invite, looks really cool so far.


    (June 29, 2011 - 10:30 pm)

    Great site! Please share the fun with a google + invite. Thanks!

    Adam Teece

    (June 29, 2011 - 10:30 pm)

    You are most generous to share invites sir and I would love to get one.


    (June 29, 2011 - 10:31 pm)

    Would greatly appreciate an invite


    (June 29, 2011 - 10:39 pm)

    thanks in advance!!!

    leroy arenivar

    (June 29, 2011 - 10:40 pm)

    would love an invite. thank you.


    (June 29, 2011 - 10:46 pm)

    Use Market Enabler to get the mobile app. Free in the Android Market.


    (June 29, 2011 - 10:51 pm)

    I’d love an invite. Thanks in advance


    (June 29, 2011 - 10:58 pm)

    invited the first five who commented, all out of invites now apparently, will invite the rest if more become available.


    (June 29, 2011 - 11:22 pm)

    I have invites! }:)


      (June 30, 2011 - 2:13 am)

      I would like an invite,


        (June 30, 2011 - 12:04 pm)

        Skynet shut me down 🙁 sorry


    (June 30, 2011 - 2:08 am)

    Hi, would like an invite. Promise to +1 🙂


    (June 30, 2011 - 3:18 am)

    I’d love an invite! Thanks in advance!! <3


    (June 30, 2011 - 11:17 am)

    Would love an invite if you still have any available.


    (June 30, 2011 - 11:57 am)

    Invites have been locked down by Skynet guys. Sorry 🙁

    lindsworth deer

    (July 6, 2011 - 1:26 pm)

    Google + Social Network appears to be not a re-invention of Social Networking, as with previous Google attempts. Rather it is not a different social network, but really Facebook done better. Smart one Google!!!

    I hope FB plays friendly and supports mass migration of contact lists from FB. That may be a hold-up to people going to Google +, which appears more secure and privacy conscious!!!

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