Jun 30th, 2011

We all knew this was coming. With the flood of anxious Google/Android loving followers rushing to get into club Google+, the demand was so huge, so “insane,” it had to be shut down. A short while ago we reported that after 24 hours, Google+ users were finally allowed to invite friends and family to join in on the Google party. But just like that hip night club in LA, Google+ quickly rose to capacity and even overloaded their servers with people’s status updates and video chatting via “Hangouts.”

Vic Gundotra had this to say on his profile:

We’ve shut down invite mechanism for the night. Insane demand. We need to do this carefully, and in a controlled way. Thank you all for your interest!

For any who wish to leave, please remember you can always exit and take your data with you by using Google Takeout.

It’s your data, your relationships, your identity.

Not too sure what this Google Takeout business is (too scared to click the link) but I would imagine it not only wipes you off the face of the internet – but the earth as well. Use with caution.