Google+ fixes bug that sent out multiple email notices

Google launched its social networking service Google+ in a limited form less than two weeks ago but the service has already suffered from its first major bug. The Next Web reports that a number of Google+ users on Saturday have received multiple email notifications, even when users have requested that those notifications be turned off. Some users have reported via Twitter that they have received as many as 50 notifications for just one friend being added to their Google Circle.

Later on Saturday Google's Vic Gundotra, the head of the Google+ division, posted an apology about the multiple notifications on his Google+ page. He states, "For about 80 minutes we ran out of disk space on the service that keeps track of notifications. Hence our system continued to try sending notifications. Over, and over again. Yikes. We didn’t expect to hit these high thresholds so quickly, but we should have."

That apology also hints that Google+ has become much more popular than Google had predicted. Indeed even Google CEO Eric Schmidt seemed surprised at the service's quick growth, even in this limited launch period. Tech Crunch reports that Schmidt, speaking on Thursday at the Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, stated, "An infinite amount of people are unhappy because they don’t have their invitation." When asked by a reported about how many people were in the current Google+ he stated, "I don’t know but it’s millions, it’s a lot." He also said that Google+ will add more features such as support for ads and businesses, saying, " ... there’s a lot coming."

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Bungie to hand Halo playlist management to Microsoft August 2

Next Story

Sony extends free identity theft sign ups for Playstation Network users

10 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

Kudos for the man chinning up to the mistake, most others would ignore you and pass it off.

Google+ is in trial stage, it will have issues, this was a small issue at best.

Running out of disk space, eh?

With technical genius such as this in charge, I rest easy knowing that Google can manage my private information responsibly.

efjay said,
Support for ads, you know who'll be getting the revenue for that.

Just a wild guess here, but the company that owns and created the website? Is it Google?