Google+ has hit 25 million users in a month, making it the fastest online service to hit the milestone. But today, Google+ was focusing on other numbers, being enlisted by morning show Sunrise for the first hour of its broadcast, using the social network in its quest for ratings.
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Between 7-8 am AEST this morning, Itwire reports features on Google+ were used to broadcast behind the scene footage for an entire hour. Specifically, Sunrise made use of Google+’s ‘hangout’ feature, which allows multiple account holders to engage in a video conversation with up to ten people simultaneously. Google claim “Until we perfect teleportation, it’s the next best thing.”
Sunrise positioned five notebooks around 5 different behind-the-scenes locations to give viewers a glimpse of what happens beyond the rolling camera, and a complementary insight into the social network.
Hangouts are generating lots of buzz with businesses eager to use the service as a videoconferencing aid.
With 25 million users already, it’s hardly exclusive. But a brief visit on the Google + website reveals the social giant is running at capacity. “We’ve temporarily exceeded our capacity. Please try again soon,” it says.
Even if the service wasn’t running at capacity, it’s currently in ‘field testing’ and requires an invite to join.
Facebook though isn’t fussed, since it had a stint in cinemas.