Google Plus Crosses 90 Million User Mark
Google's online social networking service "Google Plus" has now crossed 90 million user mark since its launch in June 2011.
Google+ which is also known as G+ is a social networking and identity service, operated by Google Inc.
Google+ was launched on June 28, 2011, in an invitation-only "field testing" phase. Early invites were soon suspended due to an increasing demand for new accounts. On September 20, 2011, Google+ was opened to everyone 18 years of age or older without the need for an invitation. It was opened for a younger age group (13+ years old) in most countries on January 26, 2012.
Google+ has now attracted over 90 million users around the world. According to independent analysis of its growth in December 2011, the site was adding an estimated number of 625,000 new users a day, which may total 400 million members by the end of 2012. The site's popularity accelerated in December 2011, with almost a quarter of its total user base joining in December alone.
Interesting fact is that Google+ user base growth rate is comparatively higher than that of Facebook and Twitter. Google+ statistics reveals that it had already made record for reaching 50 million users base in just 2 months and 28 days compared to Facebook that took 36 months and Twitter 30 months to reach same landmark.
Google CEO Larry Page stated that "I am super excited about the growth of ... Google Plus, which now has 90 million users globally, well-over double what I announced just three months ago. By building a meaningful relationship with our users through Google Plus we will create amazing experiences across our services."
Since Google+ launch on June 28, 2011, Google has added toolbars and other buttons on its websites to aggressively promote the service. Google+ iPhone app is the most popular free application in the Apple app store.