Google+ now has 25 million users, says report

The growth of Google's social networking service Google+ has apparently continued at a rapid pace. According to a story in Reuters, the Comscore service has claimed that Google+ now has 25 million users to its site as of July 24. Google first launched Google+ as an invite only service just over a month ago. The article claims that it took the Twitter web site 30 months to reach that 25 million user milestone while Facebook took three years to reach that number. Comscore claims that US residents take up 6 million of  Google+'s unique visitors, with India in second place with 3.6 million users.

Google+ is also gaining fans in the development community. In a recent survey of mobile software developers by Appcelerator, 68 percent of those developers who responded believe that Facebook can still lose out to Google+ in the social networking field. Those people believe that Google's vast resources, including its search services, its YouTube video technology and even its Google Maps division, can be integrated into Google+. Despite this interesting statistic, 83 percent of developers polls still plan to use Facebook, compared to 73 percent who will work on Twitter and 72 percent who will work on Google+.

The quick success of Google+ has taken many in the tech and social networking businesses by surprise. Officially Google won't confirm the 25 million visitor number from Comscore. The last official numbers from Google were released a few weeks ago during the company's quarterly financial result when Google said Google+ had over 10 million registered users.

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Don't think anyone would care about or remember G+ in a year or so. It's just gonna go like Wave, Buzz or the other Google attempts to penetrate social networking and there's a pretty good reason for it: the user base is a bunch of geeks.

Facebook had a user base of high school/university students wich is a base group you can rely on to expand and make content. Google will have 30 million or so Google fanboys and a few who registered out of curiosity - the trend begins to fall in shape: it has 25 million registered, but active users? Bah.

And of course knowing Google they will soon do something really-really stupid and low like trying to swoop in the gmail users or addig some default log in to android or some other crap. Then they'll get another pr-****storm in their faces.

I hate Google! I swear they keep on trying to invade everything! Google this Google that. There isn't one thing I find compelling or interesting about Google. Its amazing that all Google has to do is announce a new product and instantly get 25,000,000 sheep to register. Google releasing a new product? Really what are they copying today? This is going to fail just like wave, buzz and all of the rest of their crappy social products.

redavenger said,
I hate Google! I swear they keep on trying to invade everything! Google this Google that. There isn't one thing I find compelling or interesting about Google. Its amazing that all Google has to do is announce a new product and instantly get 25,000,000 sheep to register. Google releasing a new product? Really what are they copying today? This is going to fail just like wave, buzz and all of the rest of their crappy social products.

I agree. I recommend reading this article: http://read.bi/pbITtG

Also, people still using G+ is so last month.

redavenger said,
I hate Google! I swear they keep on trying to invade everything! Google this Google that. There isn't one thing I find compelling or interesting about Google. Its amazing that all Google has to do is announce a new product and instantly get 25,000,000 sheep to register. Google releasing a new product? Really what are they copying today? This is going to fail just like wave, buzz and all of the rest of their crappy social products.
I don't love Google but i sure as hell would rather use their products than their Microsoft counterparts. With things like http://www.dataliberation.org/ at least they are making an attempt to be somewhat open about what they do with your info. What guarantees does Microsoft or Apple give me?

redavenger said,
I hate Google! I swear they keep on trying to invade everything! Google this Google that. There isn't one thing I find compelling or interesting about Google. Its amazing that all Google has to do is announce a new product and instantly get 25,000,000 sheep to register. Google releasing a new product? Really what are they copying today? This is going to fail just like wave, buzz and all of the rest of their crappy social products.
You need to check diaspora, it looks the split image of google+ but looked that way before g+ was launch... copying much? PM for invite

zikalify said,
You need to check diaspora, it looks the split image of google+ but looked that way before g+ was launch... copying much? PM for invite

Desperation is more like it. Just so you know, Facebook has the same features as Google Circles just like Diaspora. Everyone is copying each other. It's all about marketing the name. Diaspora has no future.

25M - 1 I deleted my account a few days ago. I was scared to see Google connect the dots with my other accounts on flickr and twitter (both are not using my gmail account)

StevenNT said,
When will Google+ be available to Google Apps users? I'm such a user so still can't sign up for it.

+1

Being a Google Apps user hinders using other Google products. Hardly a great selling point that they don't advertise!