The news came from Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra, and it’s certainly impressive to see the platform growing so quickly after only being launched a year ago. The total amount of users includes both mobile and web users, and is most likely greatly influenced by the daily 1 million+ Android activations that Google is currently enjoying. Google+ is also paying a lot more attention to their mobile apps than Facebook, and offers a slick UI for phones and an optimized app for tablets (something I am still waiting on FB to finally do).
I personally like the UI, privacy settings, and mobile apps from Google+ alot more than their FB counterparts, and with the 50 million advertisements that pop up everytime I login to Facebook, I could certainly imagine G+ becoming a social network that I use a lot. The hardest part is getting my friends to use it, as many people are so comfortable/used to FB that they have little to no desire to start from scratch with a new social network.
That being said, it’s fair to note that Google+ reached 100 million active users WAY faster than FB did. While FB most likely doesn’t view Google+ as a short term threat, the long term danger is something that I’m sure Mr Zuckerberg has thought about.
What about you guys? Do you find yourself using Google+ more often?
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