First impressions (cannot get Google Plus to work here)

I heard about Google Plus and wanted to give it a go. I got an invite. I was like “hmm”… and wondered where’s my “click here to join” button. After lil bit of time I couldn’t find the link and decided to click that “Learn more about Google+”. That didn’t work and I was staring at this:

Then I thought I’d copy the link to my browser and assumed there was “h” missing (“ttp://” instead of “http://”) and tried to copy that link to my browser.

Alas, there was some mysterious characters in the URL that I ended up seeing this:

It was odd that it was 400 error, not 404 error. Since 404 is usually “not found”. But anyway.

I actually don’t mind this, but if somebody can help me a bit on getting this invite thing to work… hmm. Actually. Maybe I just login to google mail and see if there’s something about this. Hang on a minute.

(minute passes)

…okay, nothing there either.

I wonder if Google is playing Apple style “we’ve sold out” game here trying limiting my access (wonder how works for viral network systems though) or if my techy skills just suck. Anyways, I’d like to check this thing out. Folks, please help me out!

Tip for web folks: instead of ranting, it might be worth asking yourself “what kind of first impression my product gives?”

Juuso Hietalahti


  1. For me I had something appear in Google adsense that lead me to this page: http://www.google.com/webmasters/+1/button/index.html

    All you have to do is to include this in your header (replace | by ):

    |script type=”text/javascript” src=”https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”%|/script%

    And then this where you want the +1 button to appear

    It requires browser supporting HTML 5 so older browsers won’t show the +1 button.

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