As part of Google’s earnings announced today, CEO Larry Page announced that Google’s social network, Google+, now has 40 million members. That puts it still well behind Facebook’s 800 million, closer to Twitter’s 100 million, but doesn’t seem to count “active” users.
Page said in the earnings release:
“We had a great quarter,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. ”Revenue was up 33% year on year and our quarterly revenue was just short of $10 billion. Google+ is now open to everyone and we just passed the 40 million user mark. People are flocking into Google+ at an incredible rate and we are just getting started!”
Last month, Facebook announced 800 million users last month during its F8 conference, and Twitter announced 100 “active” users last month.
Here are some background pieces:
- Facebook Hits 750 Million Users; Zuckerberg Yawns
- Twitter Hits 100 Million ‘Active’ Users.
- StumbleUpon: 20 Million Stumblers & Counting
- Schmidt: Hard To Beat Facebook, If Playing Exactly The Same Game
- Google+ Gains Nearly 10 Million Users In First 2 Days Of Being Open To The Public
- Google & Facebook Bicker Over Invitation Sharing & Number Of Users