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Bad news! Google+ is full

If you're anything like us, you're waiting for an invitation for Google+, Google's new suite of social tools. Google is being pretty strict about giving them out. And yet the company still managed to run out of space over the weekend.

The bug was first noticed when users suddenly got a lot of repeated emails informing them of new comments on their posts and photos. Vic Gondotra, Google's own head of social, posted a message on his own Google+ page to explain. Please accept our apologies for the spam we caused this afternoon,' he said. 'For about 80 minutes we ran out of disk space on the service that keeps track of notifications. Hence our system continued to try sending notifications. Over, and over again. Yikes. We didn't expect to hit these high thresholds so quickly, but we should have.'

Well, yeah, you probably should. But we guess launching a high-profile new service like this is always going to have hiccups.

Are you on Google+ already? Were you affected by the notifications snafu? Sound off in the comments.

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