“Google Inc.’s new social-networking service may grow to claim 22 percent of online U.S. adults in a year, passing Twitter Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. to be the second- most-used social site after Facebook Inc., a survey found,” Douglas MacMillan reports for Bloomberg.
“Google+ has signed up 13 percent of U.S. adults and will add 9 percent over the next year, according to the survey from Bloomberg/YouGov,” MacMillan reports. “In the same period, Facebook will lose about 2 percentage points of U.S. adults to keep 69 percent of that population, while Twitter and LinkedIn continue to grow their portion of users.”
MacMillan reports, “Started in late June, Google+ is growing faster than Facebook and MySpace Inc. did in their early days. The service, which lets people connect with and manage groups of friends on a website, gained about 25 million users worldwide in less than a month, estimates market researcher ComScore Inc. Facebook has more than 750 million active users. Among survey respondents who had signed up for Google+, 45 percent said they read content on the site every day, compared with Facebook’s 62 percent of users. Twitter has 42 percent of its users return daily, while LinkedIn has 8 percent.”
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