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Google+ Runs Out of Disk Space, Swamps Users With Notifications 321

Posted by timothy
from the they-should-upgrade-to-google+-pro dept.
dkd903 writes "Yesterday, many users of Google+ noticed Google spamming their inbox with multiple email notifications in very quick succession. Earlier today, Vic Gundotra, Head of Social at Google, explained what was causing it – Google ran out of disk space on the server that keeps track of notifications."
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Google+ Runs Out of Disk Space, Swamps Users With Notifications

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  • Re:Google+ (Score:4, Insightful)

    by TheGratefulNet (143330) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @10:50AM (#36711784)

    I don't use FB (never have, never will) and just don't *approve* of google getting any more cosy with user info than they already are.

    just that.

  • Re:Google+ (Score:5, Insightful)

    by v1 (525388) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @10:51AM (#36711796) Homepage Journal

    *sigh* Monopolies aren't illegal. Please try to remember that.

    Abusing your monopoly position, that is illegal. Google doesn't abuse their monopoly.

    The reason for this distinction is that you can get yourself into (and remain in) a monopoly position without harming the public. But the majority of companies can't resist abusing that power if they obtain it, and need a smack-down or break-up. (usually because it's a slow process and they just creep into a behavior of abuse as they creep into the monopoly) Technically speaking, when you have a monopoly, you become a lot more efficient - advertising costs go down, you avoid "race to the bottom" games, the best employees in a field are concentrated and working together. In the end, customers can benefit from a company having a monopoly, it just requires the company's directors to take a strong high-road stance in the face of the temptation of greed you get operating in a democracy. ("do whatever it takes, be it illegal or immoral, to maximize profit")

  • Re:Google+ (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 10, 2011 @10:58AM (#36711868)

    But not everyone was allowed access. It was a limited release. When a MMO is in beta do you think the game developer should be "held responsible for what goes wrong".

  • Re:Google+ (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DragonWriter (970822) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @10:59AM (#36711876)

    How long did Google mail stay in beta?

    Quite a long time, but this isn't a beta like the late, fully-public beta of Google Mail, its like the very early, invite-only, restricted beta of Gmail.

    Just sounds like they're using "testing" titles to cover their asses when things inevitably go wrong.

    Uh, they aren't using to "cover their asses", they are admitting it was a mistake, apologizing for it, and explaining how it happened.

  • by TheGratefulNet (143330) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @11:09AM (#36711942)

    get your own website and put your photos there.

    jeebus cristo, you people are TECHIES. act like it. 'big content' hosting sites are not the only way to serve your own photos and html, even free forum software.

    lazy. do your own site and html. its not rocket science!

    stop giving all your content to the big corps.

  • Google Haters? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by pro151 (2021702) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @11:11AM (#36711958)
    I guess it is only inevitable. Some people (most?) despise MS, some people (me) despise apple. IMHO Google has always been forthcoming with genuine and (for the most part timely reasons why they have or have had a problem. I have always had good luck and good experiences with Google, even when we went to Google Apps at the plant. I have found Google+ to be a better experience (so far) than FB. Of course they will need to load it up with a bunch of useless games to attract the masses over from FB. I suppose this post now qualifies me as a "Google Fan Boy" and fair game for the flamers, so have at it if that is what makes you happy. Google is Skynet and I am a Droid Borg.
  • by jafo (11982) * on Sunday July 10, 2011 @01:22PM (#36712952) Homepage
    One day soon, our best and brightest scientists will create a way to alert operations staff about discs reaching 90% capacity so action can be taken before they reach 100%. In that utopia, this sort of thing won't happen.
  • Re:Google+ (Score:4, Insightful)

    by interkin3tic (1469267) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @02:38PM (#36713490)

    What he's saying is that they cite its so-called prerelease status as justification for the existence of such mistakes.

    And what GP was saying is that "it is, in fact, pre-release, not the fake pre-release google often does, so it's actually justified."

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