Google+ Reaches 18 Million Users
Google+ continues to prove itself as a record setter. According to Ancestry.com’s Founder Paul Allen, as of Tuesday July 19th, Google+ most likely would surpass 18 million users.
“Last week we saw two days where more than 2 million signed up in a single day. If that rate had continued, Google+ would have reached 20 million users by last Sunday night. But the last four days have averaged only 948,000 new users and yesterday the site added only 763,000. Yesterday’s growth of 4.47% was the slowest viral growth since Google opened up invites back on July 6th,” from Paul Allen’s Post on Google+ (has been shared almost 1000 times just on G+).
Why is this stat incredible despite slowing growth? The fact that Google+ is invite only and is nearing 20 million users is amazing. When they unveil Google+ to the public, that number should start soaring. Google’s CEO Larry Page confirmed on July 14th that Google+ had surpassed 10 million users. This means that more than 8 million people joined Google+ in a 9 day period.
Mark Zuckerberg is even on Google+; he has over 250,000 followers despite not posting anything. As more people join we will see Google+ evolve, but right now I don’t see it completely replacing a service like Facebook. It is another social media outlet for us to connect and share but once again I see it being integrated with other social networks and not completely trying to destroy the others.
What do you think about Google+? How will its evolution affect the social media world?