The status of Google+
The internet runs the world as we know it and there is one company that dominates the www. Quite the feat for someone who is only 13 years old. Did you know that Google Chrome passed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer becoming the most-used web browser in the world and that there are 350 million active gmail users as of January of this year? However, Google has not been successful with everything they have launched. Google’s version of Twitter, Google Buzz, hardly lasted a year before it was retired in December of 2011. In June of that year, Google+ was unveiled to the public. A majority of my fellow colleagues and friends created a Google+ account when initially launched, but are inactive for several common reasons:
- Do not want to manage another social media site
- Read poor reviews
- Facebook/Twitter has everything they need
Will Google+ eventually take off and surpass Facebook and Twitter? An impossible question to answer. However, I do highly recommend starting an account and exploring some of the innovative options it offers. Google+ provides a video chat option ideal for businesses that other social media platforms do not provide. If you own a webcam, a ‘hangout’ would be the perfect starting point for a new user trying to explore it’s functionality. Looking back at how Chrome and gmail started off slow and are now the preferred option by most, (if history serves us right) Google+ will eventually be a huge player in the social media world.
- Facebook has over 900 million active users.
- Twitter has over 140 million active users.
- Google+ has over 170 million active users.
- According to reports, 83% of Pinterest users in the U.S. are women.
- Posted by Kevin Doellman, Ayo Kdoe Productions