Google+ is now open for teens

In move that we’ve anticipated for a while, Google+ is now open to everyone 13 and over, rather than the 18 and over policy they’ve had until this point.  Specifically, Google+ is now available to anyone that is old enough to have a Google Account, which is 13+ in most countries.

Personally, I like the move.  While teens will likely bring a lot of content that I’m not interested in, that’s not a problem thanks to the circling model; I just won’t circle anyone who posts content that I don’t care to see.  In the long run this should help the growth of the service, which is good for all of us.

For more, check out the post from Bradley Horowitz introducing the change.

What do you think of it?