Google+ Expands User Base, Explains Setup

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Many internet users are still waiting for Google’s new social networking site Google+ to open up for all signups, but they might have to wait a bit longer.

In a post on Google+, Engineering Director of Google+ Dave Besbris stated, “I wanted to take a moment to explain why we’re growing the system slowly. First, we want to make sure our infrastructure scales so the service remains fast and reliable. Second, we want to ensure that bugs are fixed while there are still a relatively few people in the field trial.”

In the meantime, Google+ is looking to expand just a bit.

Late yesterday the social network moved to allow its current users to invite others.

“We continue to throttle invites, so please don’t mass invite folks as it won’t work. If you invite a handful of your most important friends and family you’re much more likely to get these folks into our system,” explained Besbris.

In the same post, Besbris also stated the network’s goal “to double the user base in the field trial.”

Tech site CNET also reported that by the end of the year, Google is looking to open up the network to business individuals.

To view the entire post by Besbris on Google+, visit: