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Google+ tops 60 million users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Dec 2011 21:21 User comments (3)

Google+ tops 60 million users Paul Allen, the founder of and "Google+'s unofficial statistician" has noted today that the social network is now used by 62 million people.
Additionally, Allen says the network is adding 625,000 new users every day.

Allen and his team run "hundreds of queries on various surnames" and they have been tracking Google+ since July, when Google announced that Plus had reached 10 million users. According to Allen, this is how the growth in Google+ is looking and where it is expected to go:

July 13 - 10 million
August 1 - 20.5 million
September 1 - 24.7 million
October 1 - 38 million (Larry Page announced "more than 40m users" on Oct 13th)
November 1 - 43 million
December 1 - 50 million
December 27 - 62 million
January 1 - 65.8 million (forecast)
February 1 - 85.2 million (forecast)

By those figures, it appears that a full 25 percent on all Google+ users will have joined this month, alone. If the rate of growth continues, then Google+ should finish next year with just under 300 million users. Rival Facebook is closing in on 800 million users after launching in 2004.

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3 user comments

128.12.2011 2:16

Google+ estimated to have 400 Million users by 2012's end

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228.12.2011 13:03

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Google+ estimated to have 400 Million users by 2012s end
Google is an Electric Library, The main difference is that is is not tangible. If ever we were to have a major disaster, Books would survive but electronic data wont. History could be wiped with a few strokes of the keys. In ancient times, when one country took another, they would burn the enemies libraries,status,etc..

Free stuff are good stuff,sometimes better.

329.12.2011 16:49

I wonder how many of those users are active... Google will stretch itself thin.. 2 years and they will be headed in the wrong direction...

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