Screen Shot 2013-06-28 at 12.25.27 PMTwo years ago today, Google, after many failed attempts at a social network, opened Google+. Today, the social network has grown to a huge community and is now celebrating its second birthday. For the occasion, Google has temporarily changed the logo for the social network to “Google+2,” which is obviously a play on the +1 feature.

Google executive Vic Gundotra had the following to say regarding Google+:

Two years ago we started the Google+ project. We’re still young, with lots of growing left to do, but today we wanted to stop (for just a second) and say thanks. It’s your support, your feedback, and your enthusiasm that make Google+ so awesome. So let’s keep building something to love. Together.

So, why don’t you join us all in wishing Google+ a happy second birthday. Here’s to more stupid, yet entertaining, animated GIFs!

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