The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||over 800 million users||via Facebook|
|Twitter:||over 200 million users||via ReadWriteWeb|
|Renren:||over 170 million users||via iResearch iUser Tracker|
|Qzone:||500 million active users||via China Internet Watch|
|Sina Weibo:||over 250 million users||via Forbes|
|LinkedIn:||135 million members||via LinkedIn|
|Groupon:||115 million subscribers||via Reuters|
|Google Plus:||over 62 million users||via Paul Allen|
|Tumblr:||39 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Posterous:||3.9 million members||via SF Gate|
|3.2 million monthly uniques||via TechCrunch|
|Foursquare:||15 million users||via Mashable|
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Google+ Adding 625,000 Daily, Now At 62 Million Users
According to an estimate by “unofficial Google+ statistician” Paul Allen, Google+ is now up to 62 million users and is adding new users at a rate of 625,000 per day. This impressive signup rate is part of an acceleration that Allen has noticed over the last several weeks.
Allen cites holidays, TV commercials, Android 4 signups, celebrity/brand appeal and positive word of mouth as reasons behind the recent rise in Google+ growth.
Paul Allen’s team tracks the growth of Google’s social network, and according to his data nearly one-quarter (24%) of Google+ users will have joined in December 2011. At the current growth rate, Google+ will have 293 million users by the end of 2012. However, Allen predicts that growth rates will continue to rise, and that Google+ will have reached a user base of 400 million before 2012 is over.
Google’s last official announcement, by CEO Larry Page in October, said Google+ had 40 million users.
Will 2012 really be the “breakout” year for Google+? And what percentage of these users are actually active on the site?