Google+ is now the Second Largest Social Platform

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According to a report, Google+ surpassed YouTube and Twitter and become the second largest Social platform behind Facebook.

“Data collected in GWI.8 (Q4 2012) demonstrates the continued shift in usage from localized social platforms to global ones with huge growth for Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. The fastest growing network in 2013 in terms of ‘Active Usage’ (defined as ‘Used or contributed to in the past month’) was Twitter which grew 40 percent to 288m across our 31 markets (approximately 90 percent of global internet population). 21% of the global internet population now use Twitter actively on a monthly basis. This compares to 21% actively using YouTube, 25 percent actively using Google+ and a staggering 51% using Facebook on a monthly basis” says the report.

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According to the report, Facebook’s active user count was around 693 million by 2012-end whereas Google+ had some 343 million users. It’s quite clear that Google+ is far behind Facebook, but who knows? It might catch it up in the near future. Do send us your views on the same.

(Data source: GWI.8 Q4 2012 and GWI.8 Update Post)

Karan Uppal

Karan Uppal is the Editor-in-Chief for Virtuaniz. He is currently a bachelor student of Computer Science at Bangalore and is working with a few start-ups. Karan is a keen learner and loves to travel. He loves reviewing gadgets and claims them to hold an important part in his life. Follow him at @freezethinker to get his updates.

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