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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by nicnap, Jul 6, 2011.

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  1. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Anyone on this board have an invite the might share to google +? PM me and I will give you my email address or whatever is required.

    Thanks
     
  2. CIT

    CIT Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Google is saying they are beyond capacity right now. I am not sure if you can get an invite.
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    I got an invite last night but still can't get in... :(

    [video=youtube_share;rYr7I4gOSXk]http://youtu.be/rYr7I4gOSXk[/video]
     
  4. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    I had one of the initial invitations and could not get in. Still can't. I guess they are doing their create a market demand thing again.
     
  5. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Well, hopefully G+ is better than wave turned out to be. Well, if anyone gets in and wants to send an invite, please do.
     
  6. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    They're pretty good at that, aren't they? Unfortunately it works too.
     
  7. FenderPriest

    FenderPriest Puritan Board Junior

    Invites are indeed turned off, or I'd be happy to share. Viva G+! (or whatever cultish thing I'm supposed to chant)
     
  8. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Not for me. I have no desire to even look at Google +.
     
  9. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    Please explain to me what Google+ is and why everyone wants to get it.
     
  10. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Ok I'm in! Ya'll can DM me your emails and I will try to help out.

    How to get a Google+ invite right now

    Basically how this works is that I have to share one of my posts with you [via email]. You click the link to the post in the email and then on my page look for a button that says "Join Google+". From there you will likely be taken to a screen that says they have exceeded capacity. HOWEVER, if you look to the top left corner of your screen you may see a button that says "You+". Click that and you should be taken to your new homepage.

    Worked for me anyway but I understand that it can be hit or miss.

    *One note: it did take a couple hours for me to receive the initial email from the person that shared their post with me.
     
  11. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    Oh, it's a social networking site. Another Facebook, or the next stage past FB. I think I'll pass.
     
  12. Matthew Tringali

    Matthew Tringali Puritan Board Freshman

    I am a bit perturbed that Google still has not enable Google Profiles for Google App users. Why they make things available for free users that paid users cannot have is really beyond me.
     
  13. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    It's a necessary step for Google, as Facebook is starting to eat Google's lunch in ad revenue.
     
  14. Zenas

    Zenas Snow Miser

    Google already knows everything about me. Why don't they just fill out a profile and assign it to me?
     
  15. Parker234

    Parker234 Puritan Board Freshman

    That is funny, Andrew. It's just a formality anyway; they're doing the courtesy of asking, at least.
     
  16. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    Ah, now it all makes sense. All these things die out for the next big thing. Yahoo and MySpace die slow deaths. Our grandchildren will roll their eyes when we talk about Facebook and Google -- it will sound like hula hoops and bell bottoms to them.
     
  17. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    One thing I have found out about Google+ from my brother-in-law is that it is very invasive. He has had to ban everyone on their network from it because of security issues already. Apparently it connects everything and then begins to mine. At least that is what I got from his very technical explanation.
     
  18. Joseph Scibbe

    Joseph Scibbe Puritan Board Junior

    As great as a new, clean, social network sounds, I am weary that it will become just like Facebook. I think I will stick with Facebook and hope everyone else moves on. I wish we could go back to the old Facebook where is was a profile and a status update. Simple and not so cluttered.
     
  19. jawyman

    jawyman Puritan Board Junior

    Ditto with the request. If anyone is willing to part with an invite I would love to have it. Thanks.
     
  20. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    It's not exactly an "invite" but I may be able to help. Read post #10 and DM me your email address.
     
  21. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Apparently they've closed their loopholes. Hitting You+ leaves you on the same page. Well ... I'll just wait. Thanks Michael.
     
  22. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Did you get the post emailed to you? It's worked for a few others that I've shared with. I'd keep checking...
     
  23. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I did indeed get the post. I will keep trying. Thanks for "giving it a shot."
     
  24. fishingpipe

    fishingpipe Puritan Board Freshman

    I got in last night. A friend with G+ shared a photo with me and it let me join. Maybe there are still some loopholes?
     
  25. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Ah, there are indeed some loopholes. I just went back and retried it, and it worked. So, Michael's way worked. Thanks, Michael.
     
  26. CIT

    CIT Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I keep trying Michael's way and it isn't working for me.
     
  27. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Boliver, have you at least received the email with the shared post?
     
  28. CIT

    CIT Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I received an email that said, "Test from phone...Is this thing on?"

    I click to view the convo and attempt to join or use the You+ in the top corner.
     
  29. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Yep that's it. Sorry you're having to wait. That happened to me at first too. It took a few hrs for me to receive the shared email and then another few hrs to get let in. Keep checking every so often...it shouldn't be long. Lawrence and Nicholas just got in a little while ago.
     
  30. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Boliver, it took me a couple of tries, and then walking away for 2-3 hours; when I came back, I gave it another shot, and it worked.
     
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