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Google+ Kicking A** with 10 Million Users

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

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By Hannah Johnson

Google CEO Larry Page confirmed yesterday that Google+ has attracted over 10 million users since its launch just two weeks ago. Page also said that over 1 billion items are shared on Google+ per day. (Read the rest of Page’s remarks at Google’s quarterly earnings call.)

These numbers are pretty impressive, especially considering that Google+ is still in a trial phase. As TechCrunch notes, Google+ has managed to accumulate 1.3% of Facebook’s 750 million users in just two weeks.

Mashable had also gathered some interesting information about Google+. Two different reports from third-party companies estimate that 70-85% of Google+ users are male, and that around 60% identify themselves as either web developers or software engineers. This demographic seems typical of early adopters.

Google+ is a new social media product from Google that allows users to organize their network into circles of people and then choose which information to share with which circle.

Circles solve one of the problems that Facebook users have dealt with, namely whether to reveal personal information to work colleagues and acquaintances that are in one’s social network along with family and friends.

Are you using Google+? Tell us what you think of it!

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.