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Hmm perhaps, but were google+ invites completely random? If so, then I probably am wrong and it truly was a technical field test with no marketing gimmicks.

Either way, having a closed invitation has genuinely made me more interested in the product.

Invites were not random. Google chose those to invite.

Would you happen to know how they chose? I am just curious.

I work at Google. An invite form was sent to employees prior to launch.

Okay, thanks.

What about non-Googlers? I feel like there would have to be some sort of algorithm that did it for you, what with how many people use Googles' services.

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