THE hot topic online in almost all the podcasts I am listening to is Google+. Most of the comments I read are very positive and it seems to me if you have received an invite and become a member, you love it.

I finally received my invite a few days ago. Getting hold of these invites are still tricky but they are getting easier to get hold of. If you need an invite, please let me know and I’ll see if I can invite you. You will need to have a Gmail account, so get one before you contact me.

Even though Google is still busy sorting out the bugs in this limited release of Google+, I have to tell you that many of the features I have seen are features that were lacking in its main competitor, Facebook. Ironically, one of the most popular members of Google+ is Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook.

One of the features I love most is the fact that you can easily sort your friends into categories.

I also like the fact that your privacy settings are not open and that you need to go and set them. The default is private and only if you give permission your posts, photos or messages will be made available to everybody.

There are of course a lot of people that feel they are cheating on Facebook if they explore Google+. All I can say is that you should give it a fair chance. Google is such a huge part of our lives already and I believe that Google+ will also be part of our lives soon.