Google+ has seen a lot of users using it in the last couple of days. Initially, invites were given out sparingly but now the taps seem to have been opened. This increase in load seems to have hit Google+. Sometime over the weekend, some users were bombarded with e-mails of notifications. According to a post by Vic Gundrotra, Senior VP, Social for Google, the spam was caused due to a lack of disk space for a period of 80 minutes. The disk space shortage was for a system in charge of notifications. This resulted in this nonstop sending of notification mails. He apologized for the spam.
Only a glitch
Google+ is Google’s attempt at a full scale social networking service. While they already have Orkut and Buzz, Google seems to be going all out. It’s primary target is most likely to be Facebook. The glitch might not have affected as many users as it would have, if the service was made fully public. If you haven’t had the chance to try out Google Plus, be sure to check out the Google+ First Look article and the Survival Guide for Google+ Feature.