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This article was published on September 20, 2011


Google+: Now open to everyone

Google+: Now open to everyone
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers

Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

According to the official Google blog, its brand new social network, Google+ is now open for everyone! Google+ has been in trial for the past 90 days, dishing out limited signups and limited invites for users as it hones its social engine.

Over those 90 days, we published several posts on workaround tools and even gave out invites from our private accounts to loyal readers. The behemoth social network gained 10 million followers in 16 day, as compared to Twitter’s 780 days, and Facebook’s even longer 852 days.

While Google says it’s “nowhere near done”, and improvements are still on the way, “Open Signups” is its official 100th feature. So for those of you still without an invite, sign up here.

Google also announced a few other big updates today, including transitioning Hangouts into a live broadcast and presentation platform and adding item search to Google+, which lets you find public or private posts.

Just getting started? Check out our The Mother of All Google+ Resource Lists and A complete video tour of Google+ featuring Mobile, Sparks and Circles.

Don’t think you’ll use Google+? It’s only a matter of time