If there is one thing that has brought the masses to use the web it has been the explosive growth of easy to use social networking sites starting with MySpace, with Facebook and Twitter following closely behind.
This has turned the older generations that were using the internet only for email into social networking power users, sharing videos and images with ease.
In fact with the explosion in smart phone usage it has even turned women into “Geeks” as they combine the love of a chat and sharing using technology on social media platforms (especially Facebook) that are embedded on their iPhones.
Now to ensure this doesn’t turn into a battle between the sexes the ladies are much better at social networks than men because they know how to listen, socialize and engage! In fact, like most men I have been accused of occasionally engaging in what I will call “selective hearing” (sometimes referred to as not listening).
Google+ Finally Makes Inviting Easy
When Google launched its new social networking platform Google+ with its intuitive and easy to use interface it made the technorati and geeks swoon. The problem was that it also made sending invitations to join the network limited and slow by only allowing invites to be sent one at a time by email.
Well they have been listening to the 25 million users on Google+ (this growth has occurred in less than one month) and have now added a link that you can tweet instead of sending clunky cumbersome emails.
Click on the “Invite friends” button on the right hand column on your Google+ home page that is located in the same location as it normally was.
Shorten the link provided that is below the “Invite people by email” and send it out on Twitter with an appropriate headline message like “Special Limited Invitations to join me on Google+ http://ow.ly/5XfqW ”
(By the way you could also invite using a blog post..just click on the link above)
Google+ Invites Limited to 150 per User
Initially Google is limiting sign ups via this method to 150 per user.
It is good to see Google continuing to make using Google+ easy to use and make changes every day that continues to drive its growth.
A recent survey from Bloomberg is even predicting that within 12 months it may pass LinkedIn and Twitter!
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