Google+ has '10 million users'
Google+ is surely giving Facebook a run for its money! According to a researcher, Google+ could be on the verge of hitting the 10 million users mark in just two weeks.india Updated: Jul 28, 2011 18:27 IST
Google+ is surely giving Facebook a run for its money! According to a researcher, Google+ could be on the verge of hitting the 10 million users mark in just two weeks.
Paul Allen, the founder of Ancestry.com, has estimated that Google+ is just a step away from hitting its 10-millionth member, if it hasn't already, Telegraph reported.
Allen based his analysis on data about surname popularity. In a post on Google+, he wrote: "By using a sample of 100-200 surnames, I am able to accurately estimate the total percentage of the US population that has signed up for Google+. Then I use that number and a calculated ratio of US to non-US users to generate my worldwide estimates."
Even though Google has not released the official number, evidence suggests that the demand has been extremely high. So much so, that the users are lining up to access Google+.
Despite facing flak from several corners, Google's social network has been well received by the masses.
However, Google+ has a long way to go to cause any kind of upset to Facebook which has 750 million users and Twitter which has more than 300 million users.
First Published: Jul 13, 2011 17:13 IST