The weekend saw Google’s newt social networking platform run out of storage space, causing it to send multiple notifications to its users.
On Sunday, Google+ ran out of disk space that handled its notifications, and the service sent out a huge number of notifications in spam to its new members for nearly 80 minutes, PC Mag reports.
Notification emails such as friend requests, and emails regarding acceptance of a friend request among many others, were sent to users multiple times. Some users even received a single message up to 50 times.
Google’s Vic Gundotra, who is heading up Google+, announced it on his personal profile on the social networking platform, where he wrote, “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."
Gundotra also maintained that the company did not expect such a huge response to try the platform at all, but concedes that they probably should have expected it.
Google+ is the internet search giant’s biggest attempt so far to offer some real competition to Facebook, the leading social networking website.