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.
Another site called FindPeopleonPlus.com 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?