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Google+ Hits 50 Million Users, Adding 2 Million Every Day

According to estimates posted this afternoon, Google+ has really benefited from opening its doors to the public. Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen fancies himself an “unofficial Google+ statistici...
Google+ Hits 50 Million Users, Adding 2 Million Every Day
Written by Josh Wolford
  • According to estimates posted this afternoon, Google+ has really benefited from opening its doors to the public.

    Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen fancies himself an “unofficial Google+ statistician.” He says so right on his Google+ profile. He oftentimes posts users statistics for the new social network, and today he is claiming that Google+ has hit the 50 million users mark. This comes in only 88 days of existence.

    Allen’s methodology involves using U.S. census data to track certain rare surnames across Google+. He uses that data and extrapolates it across the world to produce an estimation on total user population. Previously, Allen said when Google+ would be hitting the 10 million and 20 million marks, and was pretty much correct.

    Now he’s saying that Google+ has over 50 million users, and more importantly, it has grown significantly in the last little bit. Since Google opened the doors and allowed users to join Google+ without an invite, users have flocked to the service at a rate of 4% a day, or a 2 million user increase. In the first 2 days of opening up to everyone, membership jumped 30%.

    Here’s a graph showing how fast the growth has been compared to other prominent social sites-

    Some have recently proclaimed Google+ as dead. Do these stats sit with that claim?

    All I know it that If I was Google, I would be pretty happy with that rate of growth since going public.

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