Google + Is A Hit

Plus has reached 50million users in 88 days. Other icons of the web took years to grow that much. This shows that Google not only can do things right but that it is a contender in the web applications space.

I am glad my blog does not grow that fast. It would be continually out of service… 😉

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8 Responses to Google + Is A Hit

  1. Phenom says:


    I don’t think MS need to make BING and MSN successful solely by themselves. They are nice additions to other services, esp. things like XBox Live, and Zune.

    Take for instance Hotmail. Being solely an e-mail service, it wouldn’t bring any cash in, just like Gmail does not. Neither would it attract new users with fancy features.

    Combined with Skydrive, Live Sync and Connector, however, it becomes a very good service.

  2. Contrarian says:

    You don’t make much sense here, #ch, even the (unnecessary) typo correction lends nothing to the notion. Microsoft’s users are the same people who also use Google. There are just too few of them.

  3. ch says:

    Without using user’s data, they can’t compete with those who do. So where’s the business model for Bing and MSN ?

  4. ch says:

    “MSN and Bing”

    The problem for MS is: If they were to use their user’s data the way Google and Facebook do, their corporate customers would go up in arms. Without using uer’s data, they can’t compete with those who do. So were’s the business model for Bing and MSN ?

  5. Ray says:

    That’s the easy part for Google, getting people to join the beta. The hard part is sustaining it.

  6. Contrarian says:

    I think that the notion of critical mass will have a lot to do with what happens to Google+ in the future. They have to hit a home run right out of the box or else it will end up being an embarassment to Google such as their Lively copycat of Second Life.

    That said, I think that Google has a superior product to Facebook and Twitter in both technical and user interface terms. They will have to promote the heck out of it to get the ball rolling, though. Maybe the current gaffes of Facebook and their profile manipulations will irritate enough people to get Google on its way.

    That is a lot like the Linuxers hoping that Vista would make people move to Linux. It didn’t happen.

    Google does have the cash to do some space advertising, though, and they could pull it off. Of course Microsoft has been stuffing a couple of billion bucks a year into MSN and Bing promotions and they have created a 3 billion dollar a year business that is losing 2 billion a year.

    That does not bode too well for Google+.

  7. oiaohm says:

    Phenom we don’t know enough. Maybe the demographic of Google+ is lower on the post numbers.

    Google+ is basically not old enough to fully understand what is going on.

  8. Phenom says:

    Hm, large number of users makes little sense, when these accounts stay idle. Please take a look here:

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