Is Google+ cool enough to replace Facebook?

Three weeks into Google+ and I’m seeing more and more people get into the service and adding people into their circles. And from the looks of it, Google+ users are more engaged that FB and Twitter.

I only have around 895 912 people adding me in their Circles today but the amount of conversations and interaction we have on the Stream is more active than say our Facebook Fan Page (12k+ fans) and Twitter (4.6k followers).

Maybe it’s just the breath-of-fresh-air effect — Google+ is still very new and on an invite-only so users tend to be more excited and curious about the service and thus, making them more active on the network.

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Another site called also indexes Google+ users (around 1M as of today) and came up with stats of users per country.

Surprisingly, the Philippines is not on the Top 10 (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal are even ahead of us.) I think we should be gaining more ground by now (hey, we’re the top Facebook users in the world for nothing) and by the next roll out of their index, we could be in the top 10.

The other side of the theory is that Google+ is just for early-adopters and not really mass market (read: pang-masa) just like how Friendster and Facebook became.

But let me go back to my question — Is Google+ good cool enough to replace Facebook as your top destination?

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

46 Responses

  1. Avatar for Maia Maia says:

    Guys, pa invite nman sa Google+.

  2. Avatar for Millette Millette says:

    Too early to tell.
    Looks good on the surface though. Right now, it’s a little lonely with just a few peeps in the circles:)

  3. Avatar for Kenneth Kenneth says:

    To those of you who wants an invitation to Google+ can drop by my blog or mention me on Twitter.

  4. Avatar for JM JM says:

    As of now… NO! But maybe Google is already receiving pros and cons from their current users. So there are still more space for improvements.

  5. Avatar for Bob Bob says:

    I think the reason why Philippines is not included is because they limit the number of people sign up for Google+. Like me, I tried many times to get an account but unfortunately not able to get a slot.

  6. Avatar for alain alain says:

    Guys, it’s still in beta. calm down. I heard there’s also gonna be a gaming portion for g+ if that’s your concern.

    For me, I’m just keeping my account to outhipster everyone on google+.

  7. Avatar for Kenth Kenth says:

    Only when G+ is able to attract a significant number of active members (who regularly collaborate and socialize in G+) will it be considered a possible competitor or contender to FB’s crown or they can co-exist, so Google better not be stingy and start sending out those invites. :)

  8. Avatar for ARL ARL says:

    ive got my own account. looks interesting, but certainly google has to put more improvement for this one.

    it feels like im playing table tennis alone here, LOL! for now, im just keeping my G+ account for the sake that i have an account hehe…

    FACEBOOK still rocks! with the added skype feature, most of your friends are there, all news and info are on my stream, its basically a one stop shop!

    and the winner is…. TWITTER for me, news and info comes at any time of the day! it s one powerful social media tool!

  9. Avatar for ps3fanboy ps3fanboy says:

    each dog has its day. myspace, multiply and friendster used to be the top players. then came facebook, twitter, etc. now its g+’s turn.

  10. Avatar for delphiguy delphiguy says:

    Not sure tho tingin ko me potential, ndi ko pa kasi na try kaya ndi pa ako makapag comment. Invites naman dyan para ma try out.

  11. Avatar for Stark Stark says:

    google + is a bit boring.

  12. Avatar for Jologs Jologs says:

    If it has Pet Society and Restaurant CIty and I can port all my paid items, why not?

    But if not, no thanks, hehehe.

  13. Avatar for sherwin sherwin says:

    sir yuga,

    Mayroon pa po ba kayo slot for google+ invite?

  14. Avatar for joel joel says:

    Btw, abe, can I ask help how to get a G+ account? anyone can share or invite? thanks in advance..

  15. Avatar for JD JD says:

    I deactivated my FB account and currently an active G+ user…

  16. Avatar for Ry Ry says:

    I love the way they manage photos. I like the super “fast” effect of uploading :)Videos are utilized just like the Google video, so another plus for Google Plus for that :P

  17. Avatar for pabs pabs says:

    No, not yet, fb pa rin ako

  18. Avatar for aecee05 aecee05 says:

    I’ve been dying for an invite, still haven’t got one though.. :(

  19. Avatar for r41n r41n says:

    it’s a lot better than FB. i hope it won’t go purely public. I hope it is only thru invitation.

  20. Avatar for Ian Ian says:

    Google+ has been open to the public for days already. I think it did last weekend.

    And to answer the question: yup I think it will. The only problem I’m having is that not all of my friends are on Google+.

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