Paul Allen, founder of Ancestory.com, says that Google+ might have by now crossed the 10 million user mark which is the biggest throughout the world for profit genealogy website.
He considers that the social networking service has observed a 30% jump in increase and 2.2 million people can have connected in the last 35 hours only. He anticipates at this rate Google+ will attain the 20 million user mark by the weekend.
Allen has illustrated how he arrived at these numbers in his Google+ post.
“My model is simple. I start with US Census Bureau data about surname popularity in the U.S., and compare it to the number of Google+ users with each surname. I split the U.S. users from the non-U.S. users. By using a sample of 100-200 surnames, I am able to accurately estimate the total percentage of the U.S. population that has signed up for Google+. Then I use that number and a calculated ratio of U.S. to non-U.S. users to generate my worldwide estimates. My ratio is 1 US user for every 2.12 non-U.S. Users,” according to his statement.
Google+ has awakened the world of social networking; getting public thoughts by limiting invites, creating the social network appear like a restricted club that people desire to obtain into Allen.
Google appears to have lastly arisen with a valuable challenger to the strength of Facebook which has been getting dangerous approval for its new privacy and video chat functionality despite of some deprived prior tries at social networking.
If the total user base of Google+ is wherever close to what Paul Allen considers, after that Facebook will have a heroic fight preparing in its backyard.