• http://www.michael-martinez.com/ Michael Martinez

    More statistics. So now we’ll be treated to a war of stats in the media over whether Google+ is growing or dying.

  • S.B.

    This survey result is based on a sample size of 1,003 people from the US and who are members of a panel of people who YHouGov uses for their survey. Too much bias in this sample for me.

  • http://growsocialnetwork.wordpress.com S.E.

    The battle of facebook and google is more like Apple OS and Android.

    But, the case with google + is that it is not providing something drastically new. A big brand can for sure attract a lot of people. But to sustain them, like what Facebook did, is a tough ask. Let’s see what the future holds for these 2 giants.

  • Ian Williams

    “30% of Facebook users who already use Google+ plan on cutting down time spent on Facebook this year”

    I’ve been *planning* on cutting down my Facebook time for years…

  • http://screenwerk.com Greg Sterling

    I’m in agreement that we can’t use this survey as much more than a provocative discussion starter. As I indicate above, what people say and what they do are often quite different.

  • http://johnhunter.com John

    I agree the survey can only provide the barest insight to let us speculate on. I also think Google+ has the potential for staying power. Google needs to keep improving it though.

    Even for speculation I think the idea that the survey suggests it can get to #2 is way to far a stretch. What user engagement is now doesn’t tell us much about 6 months from now I don’t think. It is a good sign for Google, but they need to keep that up, which isn’t certain at all, as Google+ audience grows.

  • http://newmovementmedia.com/ Shawn

    The way things are looking for Google + I do believe that it is possible for them to become the #2 biggest social network within a years time. While at the same time, it is really hard to tell even if Google + will be that successful, it is just too early to tell for the Companies new venture.