Google+ started last year just like that and everybody asks why another social network, What was Google thinking going into Social Networking, What, How , Why? Well, 12 months later it appears that it is now the third largest social network in the English speaking world behind Twitter and of course Facebook. In the English Speaking world i say because in Asia, the like of Sina and Baidu have crazy user rate of about 300M+.
However, with the growing stats and the present failings of facebook, Should we assume that it is now possible that Google+ will be knocking on Facebook’s door within a couple years? Well that depends on the future anyways. But the present 2 to 3 years promises to be Mobile + Tablet years where Google will have an edge with Android and its new Google Nexus, I dare say Google will pick an edge in a way sooner or later.
So what is Google+ achievement over the past 12 months, Stats say Google+ has reached an amazing 250M+ Users including me…The actual numbers that Google+ has just announced at the I/O conference is that in just one year it has grown from zero to 250 million plus users. now that is huge, with a 50% growth in 3 years, G+ may be stricking 800M users that is of course if the social network is still the way we live.
What are some of the other facts, figures and statistics that are worth noting.
- 150 million monthly users
- 75 million daily users
- Google+ active users spend over 60 minutes a day across Google products
- Google+ users spend on average 12 minutes per day in the Google+ (that is 360 minutes per month which compares very favorably to Facebooks 441 minutes per month)
So what to do you think? Do you think Google+ really as a shot or its just really another Social Network?
Is it easy to use or just a 2nd social network you remember to keep an account on?
Do you enjoy G+ features like the Circles, Hangouts and Events and really think G+ has a shot?
What do you think of Google+ shot at being #1?