Capt Kirk banned from Google+ then reinstated. Reason: 5,000 circle buddies max allowed.

Summary:We're all learning how Google+ works, and that apparently includes T. J. Hooker himself, William Shatner.

We're all learning how Google+ works, and that apparently includes T. J. Hooker himself, William Shatner.

A few days ago, Shatner apparently logged into his Google+ account and said hello to everyone. He's not entirely sure what he did wrong, but the next thing he knew, his account was banned from Google+.

Fortunately, according to Bill, he's back online:

I am back plusers! I still do not know what happened but I will refrain from saying hello again for a while just in case. My best, Bill

Although it's not fully clear why Shatner was banned from Google+, Shatner's latest entry hints at a problematic limitation:

So there you go. 5,000 people max across all circles. This better change if Google's going to stay in this particular game.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Apps, Google

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