Google+ users have in the last few days increased by almost 30% with 2 major events providing the catalyst to its growth. Facebook making significant changes that has angered users and Google+ opening its platform to the public.
According to a survey being run on Mashable, 78% of users hate the new changes.
Users to Facebook who don’t like the changes are venting their anger by using the hashtag #newfacebook on Twitter when making their feelings felt in 140 character bursts. If you want to watch the comments fly by in the Twitter stream, then check it out… it makes interesting reading.
The timing is apparently working well for Google+ with Paul Allen estimating that the Google social networking has grown by 30% in just two days. Paul’s estimates of Google+ growth are based upon solid sampling methodologies that have proven to be very accurate in the past.
Facebook announced some major changes last week including significant modifications to its profile pages at the annual F8 Developers Conference.
Just a few days before that announcement Google+ decided to open its doors to the general public. I don’t think that is a coincidence!
The conference and some of the changes were already publicly known and Google was well aware of the conference timing.
The timing is apparently working well for Google+ with Paul Allen estimating that the Google social networking has grown by 30% in just two days.