Google confirms Google+ has over 10 million users

We knew that Google+ was very popular, even in its so-called limited launch period. But the estimates given out by others on the exact numbers of Google+ registered users were just that: estimated. Today during Google's quarterly financial conference call with financial analysts, News.com reports that the company's CEO, Larry Page, confirmed that Google+ does indeed have over 10 million users less than three weeks after Google launched the service.

In addition to the number of registered users, Page told the analysts that the number of items shared among Google+ users each day is more than 1 billion. The service's +1 button is also being used on the net 2.3 billion times a day. Even with these high numbers, Page said that Google+ technically still in a "field trial". However, the company will continue to expand Google+ to accept more and more users.

The article points out that the biggest single person on Google+ is, ironically, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook. The third party web site Social Statistics has posted up word that Zuckerberg currently has over 180,000 followers on Google+. Larry Page has "only" the second highest number of Google+ followers with over 94,000 users. Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, is number three with over 71,000 followers. The list also shows some Internet celebrities with big Google+ followings. Actress and The Guild creator Felicia Day is number 9, Minecraft creator Marcus "Notch" Persson is number 12 and Dell CEO, Michael Dell, is number 39 on the list.

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Still wating for an invite myself...... Looks pretty good from the screenshots. It is crazy to think that in such a small amount of time - 10million + have signed up! Amazing!

Makes me wonder how many active users there are. From what I can tell, some people used it a bit, but couldn't get enough friends to willingly join.

This is the first time google makes a service that I **don't** want to use (so, don't send me an invitation )

Hahah, run nerds who were bullied in school to a service that makes you feel cool. This whole Google envy thing is out of control. When you cant get jobs in the industry, because the sole owner of the web has no jobs going, im sure you wont remember back to when you gave them all the power. Google is not your friend. Open source is a way for them to get more advertising revenue by the uptake of free software while cohering developers into handing out code for much less than its actually worth.

Soulsiphon said,
Seek help. Seriously.

Do you really think that Google+ is not the result of lost revenue due to facebooks rise to the top of web page usage? Do you think that android is free because Google just really loves you? You are the one in need of help bud. Visit a neurosurgeon for a brain implant.

Lachlan said,
10 million.. seems like there are like 50 people in this forum that want to just test it out..
people keep mixing up accounts with members. it might have 10mln accounts (i doubt so, could be just false advertisement), but definitely not 10mln of active users. Most people just registered, checked it for a one time, then forgot about it.

coth said,
people keep mixing up accounts with members. it might have 10mln accounts (i doubt so, could be just false advertisement), but definitely not 10mln of active users. Most people just registered, checked it for a one time, then forgot about it.

I'm one of those
It still feels like a fancy orkut..with drag n drop controls

Im hoping it truely does over time rival Facebook. I suspect MS will get in the game as well. I kinda stopped checking my FB regularly when they opened it up. My grandma doesnt need to know what Ive been doing with or to myself.

Anyone with an invite? moegocanes (at) gmaildotcom

UncleSpellbinder said,

Just shot an invite your way. Enjoy. I know I am.


if u have one more to spare would appreciate it whasango.veie@gmail

Oh please dear god don't turn this into another "gimme an invite" source. There's an extremely active one of those in the General Discussion forum already.

lukeslife said,
Anyone still waiting on an invite more than happy to give one
whasango.veie @gmail.com if that invite is still available

after beta testing is over, the testers should get some sort of recognition. I say Google hands over about 3-4 shares of their stocks =)

Quick Shot said,
after beta testing is over, the testers should get some sort of recognition. I say Google hands over about 3-4 shares of their stocks =)

Sure. That would be about $2115.76 or so.

brent3000 said,
Still waiting for an invite

i got an invite and denied it.. I dont need to be on facebook, twitter, neowin, windows live and now google plus

For the love of *** could they make it work with Google Apps for your domain. I mean seriously when are we going to get profiles? I've got multiple invites, but of course I can't sign in. Boo...

Overall good and clean. But, I still can't believe that there's no way to hotlink an image in-line. That deserves an enormous "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

osuwildlifer said,
Overall good and clean. But, I still can't believe that there's no way to hotlink an image in-line. That deserves an enormous "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

Give it a few more days new functionality is immanent. :-)

I'm using it, at least I some few times but I still don't know what it does, I thought it was a kind of suggestion to improve searches and/or user preferences. Still not interested about its potential.

daniel_rh said,
I'm using it, at least I some few times but I still don't know what it does, I thought it was a kind of suggestion to improve searches and/or user preferences. Still not interested about its potential.

It's the circles. The ability to post information to "groups" rather than an all or nothing. There doesnt have to be an awkward fear of accepting your bosses invite anymore, because with no effort you can just post sensitive stuff to friends, family, or whatever group you create and people like your boss never have to see it.

thornz0 said,

It's the circles. The ability to post information to "groups" rather than an all or nothing. There doesnt have to be an awkward fear of accepting your bosses invite anymore, because with no effort you can just post sensitive stuff to friends, family, or whatever group you create and people like your boss never have to see it.

Cool! Oh wait, you can already do that with Facebook

andrewbares said,

Cool! Oh wait, you can already do that with Facebook


Yeah but it isn't as easy as I suppose it is on G+. I'm a member but I haven't have the time to try it.

robert_dll said,

Yeah but it isn't as easy as I suppose it is on G+. I'm a member but I haven't have the time to try it.

Ah, so your laziness is making Facebook look bad. I see.

thornz0 said,

It's the circles. The ability to post information to "groups" rather than an all or nothing. There doesnt have to be an awkward fear of accepting your bosses invite anymore, because with no effort you can just post sensitive stuff to friends, family, or whatever group you create and people like your boss never have to see it.

Yeah, you can kinda do that on Facebook.... It was pretty easy in my opinion to make a group. If you want to post something to select groups or people, there's a lock key next to the 'Share' button where you can restrict who sees it. You can go from networks, or hit 'Custom' to type in groups/friends that you want it to see. Not hard.

Jebadiah said,

Ah, so your laziness is making Facebook look bad. I see.

Laziness?? Ok try typing a letter on a typing machine as fast as you would do it on your PC. It is not about being lazy or not, it is about the time you spend to do a task, time is gold, doesn't matter if you save just seconds.

Shinra Kishitani said,
1st generation member!

cant wait to hear you guys complain about how google plus has changed when it hits like 1 billion people and we need to find a new program