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Google+ surpasses Twitter to take number 2 social network after Facebook

0. phoneArena 28 Jan 2013, 00:58 posted on

Google+ is the rising star when it comes to global social networking. Twitter, YouTube and Facebook all grew...

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 18:52 1

50. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yes, if you didn't have an iPhone...you were a loser. But it only started when the Motorola Droid came out. I guess they didn't consider the G1 much of a threat, but it was a good device. But the mere mention of a Droid made many iOS fans instantly, irate for some reason.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 01:35

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 999; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Wow, thats great news for Google, seems they are edging into FB territory more the FB is edging in theirs WRT Search.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 01:44

6. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


G+ has made some progress, but they're not even remotely close to over taking Facebook in this area...

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 03:04

10. MartianMe (unregistered)


nah .... the new myspace is going to kick all of these social medias butts :p

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 05:36

13. e.wvu (unregistered)


Good one!

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 03:10 1

11. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Really? Who uses it?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 04:12 1

12. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


This is the biggest load of garbage I've seen in years. Think about it, how many people do you know actively using G+ ??? According to google, the number should be around a third, right? I'm sorry, but I can't identify a single member of my immediate group of family/friends that even knows what google+ is yet alone uses it on a regular basis.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:07 1

19. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Well....the rest of the world is bigger than your immediate family, friends. No one I know personally uses it either. But it has users.

All it takes is an account and browse around.....then you will see.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:50 2

28. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


almost every topic has 500 comment (which is the limitation by google) if you explore well, yes google+ discussion is more alive than any social media out there. Why people think that this world only theirs?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 13:02

41. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I think most of the users of G+ are outside of the United States, I'm seeing many users in Taiwan... That's one sign that it's definitely gaining attractions.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 06:30

14. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Lol! The only notifications that I get from google+ app are those telling me that I have more of MY pictures ready to upload.

I don't know who want to convince google with this "news" but not me, google+ its a "limbo"!!

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 06:34 2

15. Necromancer (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


If only my friends would all be there G+.. **sigh** Anyhow, I find it better than FB in some aspects. Heck! It doesn't apply any compression to your uploaded photos, something FB should learn..

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 08:10

20. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Someone mentioned last week they didnt like that Google made you have a Google + account to do app ratings in the Play Store now. I mentioned it was probably to help Google+ grow.

My lil theory might have been right. Cuz I still see new app ratings every day. And once you have Google+...and start looking around.....you might stay and see what else is there. You might actually like what you see. I barely use it now....but I do use it. Even if its to read up on the latest things from Google that hasnt made the news wire yet.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 09:47 1

31. blink (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I really don't think there are as much google plus active users, for some they just stumble upon it cos of the unified user account system of google. For me I don't find it interesting cos of all my about 900 friends on Facebook only 3 use google plus and non from my phone book. So what's the point?

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:14

33. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


People just love to give out info about themselves. I can see a future where everyone is forced to join a collective. You can't go anywhere without everyone knowing who you are. A sad world we will live in, except Google and Facebook as they will rule society.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 11:05

35. lhughes (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Ironically this has more Tweets than +1's

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 12:59

39. primemagazine (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Personally speaking, I think this is due to the G+ bottoms you can find on every blog or websites.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 13:01

40. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I love G+, all my photos are synced from PC to picasa automatically. I could easily share those photos via G+ with a single click. Not to mention I could hangout with my wife and kids when I'm away from home. The only complicated part compared to Facebook is the friends/connections part. Circles require a lot of time to set up while Facebook friends can be very simple to be just a click to accept or request friend, once Circle is set up it's very powerful (Of course FB has something like that too, but I doubt many people actually set it up). There's just so much on G+, yet no one knows about it. If Google actively pushes G+, then it'll surpass Facebook earlier than expected.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 13:15

42. tonkemaskin (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The way google+ works is not so much as a facebook alternative, but more of a Twitter alternative where you follow people who share your interests or who just post interesting stuff.

I'm surprised Orkut isn't mentioned here with Facebook having almost entirely replaced it in Brazil as the most used social network overall

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:40

44. Jyakotu (Posts: 848; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


This is quite questionable, but like most people have pointed out, you're pretty much FORCED to have G+ account if you want to do basic things, such as commenting a YouTube video or writing a review for the Play Store. I have a FEW friends that HAVE a G+ profile, but they don't actually USE it.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:56 2

45. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Social networking is overrated...much like an iProduct.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 01:05

56. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I dont know...I connected with a few ppl I havent seen in many years. If it wasnt for Facebook...I probably woulda had to play private investigator. During the last blizzard the DC area had.....I got closing alerts thru Facebook posts. Yea.... it was going up on FB faster than the OPM site.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 17:11

47. dorianb (Posts: 606; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I wish my (local) friends used it. *sob*

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 22:25 1

51. makibo (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


It is StudiVZ in Germany - not StudioViz...

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 20:00 1

53. scsa852k (Posts: 330; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Most of the android devices almost force you to join Google +, but I have not seen a single soul who actually uses it as social interaction.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 20:12

54. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


yeah... i mean how come it will be that popular even though the app is only available on iOS and android, there's still a lot who use BB or WP and there's a lot who use featurephones (but those featurephones that has wifi and java on it)

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 01:07

57. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Because Google+ is also availabe thru the desktop browser....like Facebook, Twitter, etc?

I have yet to use the app...I use it thru my desktop PC.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 00:52

58. bengbeng (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


maybe bacause android users are automatically google+ users. once you have google account you are already google+users. i have google+ account beacuse i have couple of android device, but i seldom open it. im more active on facebook, instagram, and path.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:58

59. PulseRiddle (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


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