Google+ May Already Be Bigger than Twitter

Google is not going to stop here, but getting close to Facebook is going to be hard

By Lucian Parfeni on January 30th, 2013 20:51 GMT

According to one study, Google+ is now the second biggest social network on the planet, overtaking Twitter and YouTube for the second spot.

There are some inconsistencies with the numbers, not to mention classifying YouTube as a social network, but the report does serve to highlight one thing, Google+ is possibly already bigger than Twitter and if it's not, it's only a matter of time.

Granted, everyone is focusing on the fight between Facebook and Google+, but it may be missing the point. Google may like to overtake Facebook, but that's not going to happen any time soon, maybe never.

In fact, while Google+ borrows quite a few features from Facebook, it also has a lot in common with Twitter. From the get go, Twitter was probably the bigger target, or, put another way, Google saw Google+ as fitting between Twitter and Facebook.

Whatever the case, the strategy is working, helped by Google constantly pushing Google+ onto its existing users, including YouTube users, which is another reason why counting YouTube separately doesn't make sense.
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