2011 saw the launch of Google’s challenge to the might that is Facebook (and it’s sidekick, Twitter) with its G+ network. Initially open only to techy types, the site did quite well, but pundits were mixed about whether it would actually catch on with the general public.
Six months on, it now appears that the new kid on the block is actually holding its own pretty nicely, and has experienced a growth in user numbers that even FB couldn’t match in its early days.
Mashable have got some figures and a nice graph from Experian Hitwise, who have crunched all the numbers. Read it all, here.
These stats come in the same week as another report tells us that growth in Facebook users is slowing, in the West at least. Some more numbers and another nice graph from All Facebook here.
What are your thoughts on G+? I think I for one would use it more often if it integrated better with other, non-Google tools such as WordPress. Are you holding back or are you embracing the new network?