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Google+ Registers 3.4 Billion Photo Uploads in 100 Days

Users have uploaded 3.4 billion photographs on Google+ within 100 days of the platform going public, Google's head of social business revealed.

Vic Gundotra, Google's vice president for social business, revealed that extraordinary milestone during the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. The executive revealed that people uploaded the images using the Picasa integration, via mobile and straight from the website.

Gundotra, along with the Google co-founder Sergey Brin used the conference to reveal more information about Google+ and gave hints about the company's plans to run the platform. Google+, which now has more than 40 million users, will hope to make social networking on the platform as close to real life, which would mean that the company will focus more on privacy.

Google+ revolutionised social networking with the Circles feature, which allows people to decide what to share with whom, instead of posting content and status updates regardless of who is able to view them. The VP revealed that the company plans to play a different ball game while competing with Facebook, which has more than 800 million users. "The incumbent [Facebook] has a huge advantage and if you play the same game then that's a hard game to win. We are playing a different game [to Facebook]," he said.

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.