5 June 2013 - 10:17am | posted by | 6 comments

Google+ overtakes Twitter to become second biggest US social network

Google+ overtakes Twitter to become second biggest US social networkGoogle+ overtakes Twitter to become second biggest US social network

Google+ has achieved attained a significant milestone in the US after it opened up a 10 per cent lead over the micro blogging service amongst both men and women with personal social media accounts.

The research, conducted by Burst Media, confirmed that women remain the most enthusiastic social media users being six per cent more likely to have a Facebook account than men with the biggest disparity being Pinterest where 22 per cent of women have an account versus just 5 per cent of men.

It was the strength of Google+ in the poll which grabbed attention with fully 24.5 per cent of men and 26.1 per cent of women holding an account, significantly more than the respective figures of 15.5 per cent and 16.9 per cent for Twitter.

The survey saw 2,500 US internet users grilled in March and carry a margin of error of +/- 1.9 per cent.

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5 Jun 2013 - 13:32
steele_jason21963

I love Google's stats. That number constitutes G+ accounts, so that could be anything from Gmail to YouTube. How many people are active in the Google + social network?... That's what I want top know...! ;)

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5 Jun 2013 - 17:05
marce65516's picture

@steele_jason21963 If you want active numbers than search "Global Web Index". They did studies based ONLY on people who posted, shared, commented, or +1'd in the network. The results were the same though as they showed more monthly active users on G+ than Twitter.

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5 Jun 2013 - 19:24
sebastiendefrance

@steele_jason21963 You didn't even read the post, did you ?

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5 Jun 2013 - 13:34
steelejason79

I love Google's stats. That number constitutes G+ accounts, so that could be anything from Gmail to YouTube. How many people are active in the Google + social network?... That's what I want to know...! ;)

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5 Jun 2013 - 15:05
abstractgroove's picture

It is a shame they have to cook the stats - though personally I like G+ a lot, and use it daily.

I deleted my Facebook profile months ago, and do not regret the decision.

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17 Jun 2013 - 15:39
nikki4's picture

Interesting that Google+ isn't listed as a means of sharing this story!

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