The Internet search titan Google’s social networking service Google+ is adding around 625,000 new users a day to the service and will finish 2012 with 400 million, says Paul B. Allen, founder of Ancestry.com.
Paul B. Allen has been estimating the number of users on Google+ that seeks to challenge the most popular Facebook, which has more than 800 million and is preparing for an initial public offering next year that could raise as much as $100 billion. Google said in October that it had 40 million users.
Allen, the founder and CEO of FamilyLink.com, said
“It may be the holidays, the TV commercials, the Android 4 sign-ups, celebrity and brand appeal, or positive word of mouth, or a combination of all these factors, but there is no question that the number of new users signing up for Google+ each day has accelerated markedly in the past several weeks.”
He, however, did not measure active users of this social site. He measured the total users only.