Google + Will Overtake Twitter by Next Year

There has been a lot of talk about how fast Google+ is growing and a new survey shows that it could overtake its social media rivals in the next year. Bloomberg and YouGov polled more than 1,000 U.S. adults last week. The results indicated that Google+ could overtake Twitter and LinkedIn by next year. Other interesting tidbits from the report include:

  • Since its introduction in June, 13 percent of U.S. adults have signed up for Google+ so far.
  • Facebook could drop by two percentage points over the next year. Currently, 79 percent of U.S. adults are one the number one site, but it’s expected to drop to 69 percent.
  • Thirty percent of those who use both Facebook and Google say they plan to cut back on their Facebook usage.
  • While Google+ has 13 percent of the U.S. population, about 31 percent of users have never posted or stopped using the social media site altogether.
  • It’s not all bad news for Twitter and LinkedIn. Twitter will grow another three percent over the next year and LinkedIn will add another two percent of the population. That will mean that 20 percent of U.S. adults will use the services by next year.

Meanwhile, Google+ is expected to have 22 percent of all Americans using the service by next year. The reviews on Google+ have been great. Have you tried Google+? What do you think? Will you leave Facebook for Google+?

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