Google+ becomes second-biggest social network


The Social networking site from the Search Giant, has gained its spot to no 2. According to a recent report done by GlobalWebIndex (Global Web Index used data from 31 countries, which constitute 90% of the world’s population), Google+ has become the second largest most popular website on the internet. The report has been done on the basis of ‘active users’, Facebook remained on the first spot, followed by Google+, Twitter and YouTube.  Google+ had not performed well on its launch but till Q4 2012 it has managed to do well and moved to 2nd spot. According to the published report 25% active users use Google+ while whopping 51% users are active on Facebook on monthly basis. Twitter and YouTube has a share of 21% active users in a monthly basis.


According to the report :

“Data collected in GWI.8 (Q4 2012) demonstrates the continued shift in usage from localised social platforms to global ones with huge growth for Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. The fastest growing network in 2013 in terms of ‘Active Usage’ (defined as ‘Used or contributed to in the past month’) was Twitter which grew 40 percent to 288m across our 31 markets (approximately 90 percent of global internet population). 21 percent of the global internet population now use Twitter actively on a monthly basis. This compares to 21% actively using YouTube, 25 percent actively using Google+ and a staggering 51percent using Facebook on a monthly basis,” says the report.


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