Google+ spamming its users

First users of yet beta version a social network from search giant has recently been complaining to receive numerous notifications with same text, for example, confirmation of a new friend.

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First users of yet beta version of Goole+, a social network from search giant, has recently been complaining to receive numerous notifications with same text, for example, confirmation of a new friend. It looks like it is some kind of glitch that is affecting mostly closed to the public social-network service.

As one of Twitter users affected by this bug writes on Saturday 9th of July:

I just got 29 emails telling me that [another user] is following me on google +. What a weird glitch

The Next Web, which seems to be the first to spot the bug suggest turning off notifications and re-enabling in order to fix the issue. Later that day, Google rep has explained the reason that caused such situation and apparently the bug was fixed:

Please accept our apologies for the spam we caused this afternoon. 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. Thank you for helping us during this field trial, and once again, we are very sorry for the spam.

Source: The Next Web, Cnet

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