Google+ En Route to 400 Million Users by 2012 End

If Google's latest venture into the world of social networking, Google+ keeps on growing at the current rate, it is highly likely the site will be boasting 400 million users by the end of 2012, according to a new estimation by Paul B. Allen, founder of Ancestry.com.

Launched earlier this year, Google+ has been adding near about 625,000 new users with every passing day for a while now. Ever since Google+ came into being, it has been termed as the potential Facebook killer.

According to the statistics released earlier in the year, Facebook currently enjoys a 800+ million strong userbase. Meaning, Google+ still has a long way to go to actually project itself as an existential threat to Facebook.

"It may be the holidays, the TV commercials, the Android 4 sign-ups, celebrity and brand appeal, or positive word of mouth, or a combination of all these factors," Allen stated, according to a report by LA Times.

"But there is no question that the number of new users signing up for Google+ each day has accelerated markedly in the past several weeks," he added.

According to Allen, Google+ should register its 100 millionth user by end of Feb, 2012 with 200 million users expected by August, 2012.