Google’s new social network, Google+, has hit the 20 million users milestone in just three short weeks, according to web analysts ComScore.
Doubling in size just a week after Google CEO Larry Page estimated the network had 10 million users, it took Facebook three whole years to hit the same number of users.
Admittedly, we’re now living in a far more social-networking concious age than when Facebook launched back at the start of 2004 (not to mention the fact that Google+ remains 730 million users behind Facebook’s whopping network), but it was enough to impress ComScore vice president of industry analysis Andrew Lipsman to sing Google’s praises.
“I’ve never seen anything grow this quickly,” he said. “The only other site that has accumulated as many new visitors in a short period of time is Twitter in 2009 but that happened over several months.”
The number of users per-nation has also been revealed by ComScore, with the UK having the third largest number of users at 870,000. The UK sits behind India, who have 2.85 million Google+ users, and the United States with 5.31 million.