Surprise! Google+ Overtakes Twitter as Number 2 Social Network

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Mighty BOB!

I think I only have like 3 active G+ friends. Around the time of its launch that was more like 50, but all of them went back to FB (those 3 active ones post on both). Now I mostly use G+ to follow organizations like Cyanogenmod and NASA and don't post content, only comments.

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firefox91

Google+ might have more accounts, but how many actual users do they have? See, Google tricks you in to making a Google+ account when you are using their other services. I think I was signing in to my YouTube account when they threw some questions my way and I was 1 step away from activating a Google+ account that I didn't want. Twitter doesn't have the luxury of tricking people in to signing up through their other services because they have none. I have never heard anyone tell me how they posted something to Google+. I always hear about someone posting to Facebook and Twitter.

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Xenite

Next time try reading the story, it clearly says it's based on "active usage".

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Slurpy

The article says, "Used or contributed to in the past month." When I log on to check my Gmail, I've logged in to the Google "system." Since Google automatically subscribed me to G+ last year, I bet this means I've just "used" G+, since I don't need to log in separately.

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Supall

Heh, I use Google+ because my friends and family aren't on it. :-) No whiny posts, no drama - just amazing photography and great discussions with interesting people. Oh, and their whole community thing they recently deployed helped out a lot.

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B.A.Frayd

"If you've been avoiding Google+ all this time because you heard it was a ghost town, perhaps it's time you give the social networking site a visit."

Ahhh.... perhaps NOT.

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AFDozerman

I have a G+ account, but all of my friends and family are exclusively facebookers. That's the problem with switching social networks.

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bpstone

I remember when everyone was on MySpace. Almost nobody had a Facebook account. I rarely use social networks anyhow.

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Corfy

I regularly use Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, although I'll be honest, I do more reading than posting on all three. Each have their strengths and weaknesses.

The only other social media network I use with any regularity is GetGlue, although that is more for the stickers than the social interaction. And I use Formspring occasionally when I get in the mood.

I also have accounts with Tumblr, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, but I rarely use them.

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Nixon

I really like Google+. Just wished more of my friends used it. :\

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Electrik

I've heard good things about Google+, number one is the fact that Facebook is not there. I like the concept of Facebook as a means of communicating with the family in one forum. But, they turned into information collectors, which makes me uncomfortable.

I wanted to try it, but now that Google disclosed that the government uses Google as a warrentless information archive, I dunno.

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Baer

+1

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Ledoubleu

+1

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Ledoubleu

+1 The pic too!

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