Google getting its Plus on: Social network could have more users than Twitter and LinkedIn in just a year

So Google+ has already signed up nearly 15 percent of U.S. adults, and a Bloomberg report suggests this climb could reach 22 percent within a year—thats more than one in five adults on a brand new social network.

If that doesn't shock you, how about the fact that this would be deeper penetration than either Twitter, 5 years old, or LinkedIn, a decade old, have right now? 

Of course, Twitter and LinkedIn will continue growing so it's doubtful that Google+ will actually surpass their userbase—especially Twitter—but nonetheless, G+ continues to impress.

Nearly have of G+ users say they read content daily, less than Facebook users at more than 60 percent, but a notch above Twitter (42 percent) and well ahead of LinkedIn (8 percent).

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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