Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Google+ inhabitants get to 10 million

Google+ comes into view to be in the center of a population flare-up. A statistical study by Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com and chief executive of Facebook applications creator Family Link.com, concludes the Google+ population reached 7.3 million on Sunday, July 10, and likely will reach 10 million today. And if Google keeps the Google+ invitation button active, as it has since Sunday, he expects Google Plus to reach 20 million users by this weekend, he said in a Google+ post late Monday night.Allen said, “The user base is growing so quickly that it is challenging for me to keep up."

A populace of 10 million or 20 million is huge in total conditions, particularly given that the service is two weeks old today. But it pales to Facebook's 750 million, half of whom log in daily. Facebook and Google have been ferocious competitors. Facebook more than any other company illustrated that new competitors could out do Google in important online markets. Now, though, Google has shown that Face book, too, can't take its current power for decided. The public trial of Google+ started with a limited set from the tech in-crowd.

Google+ began with a small group of the tech in-crowd, but has been steadily expanding. The request button that let people add their friends had been a infrequency, but the current explosion is no doubt fueled by the relatively easy availability of new invitations. In addition, it Google appears not to be throttling the sign-up rate, or at least throttling it less, for those who receive invitations.


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