Want Some Google+ Invites?

Update 2011.07.07 12:30PM (GMT+8)
The capacity limits have been lifted (I think). Google+ is FREE FOR ALL now! Just log into your google/gmail account and activate googleplus or go to plus.google.com

I have been hearing stuff about this Google+ for the last couple of days already. But since I was busy with other official stuff, I just ignored it.

Today a blogger friend offered some Google+ invites in our Facebook group, and I immediately ask for an invite (and so did some of my blogger friends). Curiously some of us received the Google+ invites quickly while others are still waiting after some xx number of hours. So I asked some other contacts (read: office dudes and dudettes) and they mentioned that Google have reached the capacity limits already. Hmmm.

They say curiosity killed the cat but… (ooops I forgot the next line so I will stop being poetic here) so I tried again and again and using different channels and skillz (sorry I cannot reveal which channel + skillz worked) and got some confirmation: Google said

We’ve temporarily exceeded our capacity. Please try again soon

Quoting Google Plus Message:

Google+ is in limited Field Trial
Right now, we’re testing with a small number of people, but it won’t be long before the Google+ project is ready for everyone. Leave us your email address and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know when we’re ready to invite more people.

I am not buying that “Google exceeded our capacity” explanation. I was not born yesterday y’ know. I believe this is the “google drool effect” technique (marketing/RD or whatever) and it seems it’s working on me (as a consumer) as I am more intrigued and more eager to grab a Google plus invite now.

I am seeing some reviews from the lucky ones that got their Google+ accounts activated already and majority of it are positive evaluations. On the other side some AV friends at Sophos and GFI have seen some security concerns already via Google+ so this is really getting more exciting (+10 maybe) for me.

But at the end of the day, I believe I can wait for a day or two (or maybe up to three), so Google please don’t fail me on my Google+ invitation request OK?

Nike Philippines Kobe Bryant Manila Tour 2011

LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will be in Manila, Philippines next Wednesday, July 13, 2011 courtesy of Nike Philippines of course.

Image Credit: www.nike.com.ph/kobemanilatour

Bryant, nicknamed “Black Mamba” will be visiting the Nike Park store at Bonifacio High Street (the Fort) around 2:30PM and will proceed to Araneta Coliseum at 5PM for the main event of his Kobe Manila Tour 2011.

Image Credit: www.nike.com.ph/kobemanilatour

Kobe Bryant fans can visit the Nike Philippines website (www.nike.com.ph/kobemanilatour) or the Nike Philippines Facebook page (Facebook.com/Nikebasketball.phils) and try their luck for some free invites and free tickets for this Kobe Manila Tour 2011 event.

For more details on the Kobe Manila Tour 2011 kindly visit the Kobe Manila Tour 2011 post from batangastoday.com