For those of you who don’t know, Google+ is Google’s equivalent of the all and mighty social network called Facebook. Until recently, Google+ was only available to a limited number of “invitees” who could only join in on the fun if they were invited by someone who was already in on the action. However, as of early last week it looks as though Google has extended the invitation and unlocked the gates to Google+ for everyone who is interested or curious. As you can see by the blue arrow in the image below, Google is not being shy about the promotion of Google+ being available to the masses now.
The question now is whether or not Google+ has the ingredients to thrive in a world where so many people have so much time and emotion invested in Facebook which currently has 750 million users, and recently the number 800 million was used during a speech by an industry expert.
Google+ has definitely started its life with a big bang. It took only 1 month to reach the 25 million user mark, and it did this faster than any other social networking site ever, including Facebook which achieved this number at 36 months into its life. If the initial numbers are any indication, it seems that Google+ may have a chance at competing with the big guns out there. The numbers have started to level off a bit, but that’s normal after the initial early adopter phase of most products life cycles. I believe the numbers will continue to grow exponentially, but in the meantime all we can do is sit back and enjoy the show.
For more information check out The Explosive Growth to 25 Million