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Google+ pulls in 20 million users in three weeks

By Trillionsin
Jul 25, 2011
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  1. The social network scene became even more diversified a couple of weeks ago when Google launched their new Google+ service on an invite-only basis. Just three weeks later, digital marketing…

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  2. Google put a check to Apple with Android.
    Now it is going to be repeated with Google+.
     
  3. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    i'm more worried that no one is putting a 'check' to Google.
     
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +205

    That's not really true. The problem, if there is one, is that not enough people are putting a check on Google.

    Google's search, e-mail services and office webapps services are all heavily competed against by Microsoft. A big part of why Google remains strong (beside the fact that they do innovate and produce quality services) is that they have built a brand for themselves that most people are comfortable using and do trust.
     
  5. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 529   +37

    I see what you're saying but it's not as you say I don't think. For one, when you're as big as Google and others are, you are ALWAYS in risk of getting "checked" by other companies and governments. For two, Google has plenty of competition, mainly Facebook in this sense.
     
  6. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    Google+ is the first 'social network' I've used since 2005'ish. So far, it's about as useless to me as the first one. I've also found the navigation a bit unfriendly; odd, because I find Gmail quite intuitive.

    Maybe I'm just a big ol' Luddite. :p
     
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,910   +534

    it's nicer than i expected but just like facebook, it's not for me. i don't really use social networks. maybe i'll change my mind in the future, who knows?
     
  8. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 209   +30

    Send me an invite please!
     
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    I've used it for a while and still don't really get it, maybe it's just because of the lack of friends who have signed up. But it just seems like it doesn't do much...
     
  10. "eside the fact that they do innovate and produce quality services... is that they have built a brand for themselves that most people are comfortable using and do trust. "

    I'm not even going to try and open THAT can of worms :)
     
  11. to those who need GOOGLE+ invite, jsut post your email add, i will invite ALL of you!!!!
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    IMO, Google+ is more 'sharing' based, whereas Facebook is purely a social network.
     
  13. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Google+ 20Million Users, 3 Weeks

    Facebook 20 Million Users, 4 years.

    How about that for statistics.
     
  14. anmol.4all@gmail.com
    This is my e-mail address
    Please invite me.....
     
  15. When facebook was coming up, people didnt know what social network is, just cos google+ grown so quicky doesnt mean its gonna do so good after a while.
     
  16. I checked it out..It's ok...Just a facebook clone....few friends on there...I will stick with facebook as I think majority of the 100's of Millions will also....
     
  17. zepidus

    zepidus TS Rookie

    zepidus@hotmail.com

    - haven't checked it out, but would like an invite to see what it offers
     
  18. Google+ is different. It's part facebook, part twitter.

    The big difference is you make different circles of contacts (people can be in more then one circle) and you don't have to get there permission to do so. When you want to share a discussion, picture, etc. You choose which circles can see your content. If someone puts you in there circle and you don't want there content showing up, you can hide or block them.

    Also the "+" service is spread across the google services vs facebook being the main "portal" for everything,
     
  19. ludwigvanrooyen@gmail.com

    An Invite would be appriciated!!
     
  20. olibenu

    olibenu TS Rookie Posts: 24

    where is Diaspora. Is it not supposed to be the fb killer?

    why would a guest want ur email to invite you?
     
  21. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    All in all it's just a bulletin board system with a fancy interface. How many times can they reinvent the wheel.
     

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