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Researcher Claims Google+ Membership at 10 Million

Google has kept mum about the number of people that have joined Google+ since its launch but independent researchers are claiming that the number is likely to be around 10 million.

Judging by the stats provided by Paul Allen, founder of, the search engine giant’s latest social network endeavour is off to an explosive start, with 10 million users already joining

Allen said that the platform, which is still under trial, had 7.3 million on Sunday and is likely to breach the 10 million this week.

When the service was launched, the company was forced to close the invites after an ‘insane’ demand. Since then, the company has been opening the invite window from time to time. If the company keeps the window open, it could reach 20 million users by the end of this week.

“I project that Google will easily pass 10 million users tomorrow and could reach 20 million user by this coming weekend if they keep the Invite Button available. As one G+ user put it, it is easy to underestimate the power of exponential growth,” Allen said in a Google+ post.

The estimates provided by Allen indicate that web users are open to the possibility of two massive social networking platforms like Facebook and a newbie like Google+ can exist together.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.