Google+ surpasses 60 million members, adding 625,000 new users daily

By on December 28, 2011, 11:30 AM

Google+ has surpassed 60 million users since going live earlier this summer. co-founder and self-proclaimed Google+ unofficial statistician Paul Allen (no relation to the Microsoft co-founder by the same name) estimates that the Facebook rival has topped 62 million users, adding around 625,000 new members daily.

Allen notes that the number of signups have accelerated at a rapid pace in the past several weeks. The new additions could be credited to a number of factors, including but not limited to the holidays, TV commercials, Android 4 signups, celebrity and brand appeal and positive word of mouth.

In a breakdown of his team’s tracking since the site launched, it is revealed that nearly 25 percent of all Google+ users will have joined in December. The team from Elance has revised their calculation model twice based on official numbers announced by Google.

Based on current trends, Google+ could reach 100 million users before the end of February and 200 million users by August. The company could finish 2012 with nearly 300 million at this rate, although Allen expects the rate of signups to increase after the holidays. This forecast is based on the fact that 700,000 Android devices are being activated daily which will become a significant source of new users in the coming year.

Allen concludes that 2012 will be a breakout year for the social network and we should expect to see nearly 400 million users by the time 2013 rolls around.

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mevans336 mevans336 said:

Yeah, but does anyone actually USE it regularly? I'm registered for it and just logged in for the first time in ages. The last post from my Circles was in July.

While I am no Facebook fanboi and I'm sure the Google+ integration would be miles ahead of the poorly developed Facebook app on my Android phone, I don't see a compelling reason to use Google+ ... unless I want to talk to myself.

Guest said:

this is what happens when a company has so much money and nowhere to put it, they spend it on needless junk

marinkvasina marinkvasina said:

i don't have any posts on my wall on fb nor do i have any pictures

does that mean i don't use it 10hrs everyday?

Guest said:

I do think that if Intel and Microsoft didn't try to make them not too powerful (in order to purchase hardware / software at step discount they had to not exceed certain specs), they may of fared better.

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