SJVN writes about it and quotes some amazing statistics. Google+ is growing exponentially at a rate something like 1-2% per hour.
At one point Google tried to block new memberships but folks still found a way around.
I’ve seen what FaceBook does to people… Google+ could be just as addictive and people really like the security model. It’s in rings and it is simple to understand compared to FB’s constantly moving target.
I like maths, when it works. Just for fun let’s calculate how long it will take Google+ to steal 500million users from FB…
10million * (1.01)n=500million
n = log(50)/log(1.01) = 393h = 16days
Well, that was fun. Perhaps Google+ doesn’t have enough servers to create that many accounts so soon but it looks like Google has a winner. I might even give it a try. FB horrifies me. It could be that FB’s lock-in will retain the majority of their accounts but there still are hundreds of millions of users of the web who might be interested.