A ghost town no more, Google+ is home to hundreds of millions of active users.
GWI's Q4 2012 report shows that Google+ grew in terms of active usage by 27 percent to 343 million users last year, topping Twitter and Youtube, both of which ended the year with a little over 300 million users. Interestingly, Twitter had the strongest growth at 40 percent in 31 markets, but it wasn't enough to keep its lead over Google+.
Facebook, meanwhile, is still way ahead of the pack.
"Something we’re seeing in our initial findings is a return to growth for Facebook," GWI said. "We now estimate that Facebook has 903 million accounts across 31 markets among 16-65 year olds. If we scale this up to the remaining 10 percent of global internet users we do not yet survey and factor in accounts for under-16s and over-65s our estimates fall in line with Facebook’s claimed 1 billion user figure."
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