Google are reporting more than 62 million Google+ users. Impressive, especially when compared to the 10 million users reported in July.
While not even close to the 800 million Facebook users, I suspect we’ll see serious growth and a closing of the gap over the next year.
Paul Allen thinks there may be 400 million Google+ users by the end of 2012, but a lot can happen in twelve months.
I believe that the growth of Google+ will be largely determined by the actions of Facebook.
If Facebook do nothing by the way of change or burn a few more privacy/usability bridges, Google+ will prosper.
When a competing product offers similar benefits, a little dissatisfaction may be all that’s needed to make the leap.
It’s a precarious position for Facebook, and a volatile one for Google.
Roll on 2012.