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12:02 PM, July 27th, 2011


Google+ drew its first 10 million users in just 16 days. Twitter and Facebook took more than two years to reach that milestone.


Before we get carried away, we should take a deep breath and remember that Twitter has 200 million users, 10 times what Google+ has. For that matter, Facebook has 750 million users. It would take years for Google+ to grow that large.


But this is how disruption happens. Things start out small, sometimes as almost a joke. But they keep getting better, and more people start using them, and pretty soon they’ve conquered the world.

Agree or disagree?

Google+ drew its first 10 million users in just 16 days. Twitter and Facebook took more than two years to reach that milestone.

Before we get carried away, we should take a deep breath and remember that Twitter has 200 million users, 10 times what Google+ has. For that matter, Facebook has 750 million users. It would take years for Google+ to grow that large.

But this is how disruption happens. Things start out small, sometimes as almost a joke. But they keep getting better, and more people start using them, and pretty soon they’ve conquered the world.

Agree or disagree?

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  4. zubzubzub answered: agree. because its not facebook! xkcd.com/918
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  7. playthebside answered: agree.
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  10. rickwebb answered: G+ is basically gmail+. We were all already signed up. How long did it take for gmail to get to 10MM?
  11. jeremymeyers answered: Let’s keep in mind where the development of ‘social media’ was when Facebook and Twitter were launched vs june 2011 shall we?
  12. samanthammkay answered: I agree to a certain extent, Google+ isn’t as welcoming as its counterparts. It’s like the adult, Upper East Side version of social networks.
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  15. itsbobonline said: Yeah, but Google opened it up to 10 million a lot faster than Facebook, who opened it only to a handful of universities at a time. Additionally, everyone knows about Google, and facebook was unheard of for most at the time.
  16. azurewhelp answered: You have to acknowledge that GooglePlus had Twitter and Facebook to pave the way for social media adoption.
  17. kiwioconnor answered: We should also remember that Gmail has close to 200m monthly users…
  18. jsurico answered: Absolutely disagree. This is Google… not some start-up.
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