That’s right, as of today no invitation needed for joining the Google’s rival to Facebook.
Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering has posted in the Official Google Blog “the past 12 weeks we’ve been in field trial, and during that time we’ve listened and learned a great deal. We’re nowhere near done, but with the improvements we’ve made so far we’re ready to move from field trial to beta, and introduce our 100th feature: open signups”
Google has introduced new features to the social network. A new search feature that allows you to search for information across Google+ network about specific topics like fishing, video games or anything else looks very powerful. I actually tested it today and it worked amazingly fast and accurately, returning relevant content with user information and their posts.
Facebook might need to improve its search capabilities in order to lead the competition. The Facebook search actually nowhere to be found (unless I am mistaken). Ability to search the content across 750 million Facebook users would be a very good feature and can be also used all Facebook members and not just the Government agencies (my opinion).
A couple of more features related to the video hangouts have been added, but do not excite me as much. as the search capabilities.
If the Google+ had a wish list I personally would like to see Google+ business pages. I am sure it will be coming soon.