Google+ now has 400 million users, 100 million active each month

By Shawn Knight
Sep 18, 2012
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  1. Google has revealed that more than 400 million users now have Google+ accounts and more than 100 million people are active on the service each month. It's quite the accomplishment considering their social network has only been online for just...

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  2. Amazing read.
  3. inventix1136

    inventix1136 Newcomer, in training Posts: 85   +14

    They converted my PAID Picasa account for storing family pictures and videos to the Google plus account without me really wanting the change. Thus if we take users from their independent products, like Picasa and apply an automatic migration to Google Plus, you would get automatically "new" users and also "active" users...

    Just saying...
    Jim$ter and Wendig0 like this.
  4. They also converted my youtube account to google plus..If you delete your google plus account you lose your youtube videos (didn't post much but some outdoor outings I did in the past) . Well of course you can re-enable it, but didn't like what google did.
    Wendig0 likes this.
  5. yorro

    yorro TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 243

    Facebook also fabricates their stats. Bots, multi-accounts, 1 year-login-users, the whole shebang.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    They pulled the same stunt with me. I'm almost to the point where I'm done with Google attempting to force me into using my real name for everything.
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

  8. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 119   +20

    I used it a few times.....It's a ghost town..I think 100Million users is inflated big time. Like people are saying Google is slamming people into Google+ even if they don't want it. Picasa, Youtube, etc. Also Google is bundling Chrome in Flash Player updates. I lost a lot of respect for Google in the last few years. Seems desperate in my book and annoying all at the same time...So I tend to not use their service much any more besides search and Gmail.
  9. shamus087

    shamus087 Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    Yeah, I didn't like that also. I keep my name secret if I can. For google+ I'm Dilandau albatou. They wont force me :p.

    That is a small price to pay to stay away from timeline.
  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    Gesundheit
  11. Necronix

    Necronix Newcomer, in training

    https://picasaweb.google.com is not the same as https://plus.google.com
    Article specifically says it's traffic to the latter.

    I'm guessing it's a worldwide statistic, which is why you feel it's a "ghost town" (in contrast to what, 7 billion people in the world?).
    Go around liking people like Mike Elgan and you'll see plenty of activity, because he has followers from everywhere.
     


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