Google reports that it has surpassed 90 million users with Google+

Google reports that it has surpassed 90 million users with Google+
Sure it’s still a small fraction of what Facebook has accomplished, but Google’s social networking service in Google+ is slowly and steadily growing – leading to a monumental announcement regarding its established user base.

During Google’s Q4 2011 financial results today, CEO Larry Page announced that the company has been able to pull in over 90 million Google+ users thus far. Great news indeed for them, especially when you factor in that Google+ went live to the public only four short months ago. Still, the figure provided by Google still doesn’t comes close to the speculated 800 million active Facebook users out there – then again, it’s still perceived to be a great accomplishment considering its rapid increase of users.

Since July of 2011, Google boasted that they’ve been able to implement at the very least, one new feature to Google+ each day since then – with the most recent one being able to play YouTube videos directly within the service. However, there’s no arguing that Google+ still requires some additional work and focus in order to come close to the wealth of social interaction seen with its main rival.

Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Social at Google, said about the accomplishment, “Four months ago, when we opened to the public, we were not sure what kind of reception we would receive. Your feedback has helped us build this service, and we can’t thank you enough for your enthusiastic support.”

via SlashGear

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13 Comments

1. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

i have an account but i don't use it. Hope they not counting that.

10. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Same here! Used once maybe!

7. bongky

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

90 million accounts with majority inactive users. Hahaha...one of the biggest flop ever.

11. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Think it has something to do with the overall GUI design. Google is taking the idea of simple interfaces to extremes!

8. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

I love Zoidberg

9. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I too am an inactive Google+ user. Got it early on just to see what it was like. I personally don't trust Google's statistics on Google+ members because they use so many of their other products to try to funnel to it, seems like an inflated number compared to the amount of actual users.

12. rashod

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

i havent logged my google+ account after my very first time, i know google have did some grate things in internet and they are the on top, but they have to do some more things in google+ than facebook... and i need some brake from facebook too... everyday facebook making some reasons to leave it ....

13. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I check mine almost daily..mainly to read more active friends updates. Don't really post too often though..save most of that for FB.

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