Henry Brown

Commentary from Socialtimes.com Blogger Cameron Scott:

Google+ Has More User Accounts Than Twitter

Google+ now hosts more user accounts than Twitter, according to a survey [pdf] conducted in March by Burst Media.

The study, which gained attention today when the analytics firm eMarketer dove into its findings, reported that while about a quarter of users reported having Google+ accounts, roughly 16 percent said they had Twitter accounts.

Facebook remained the leading social network by a wide margin.

The data did not look at user activity, leaving unanswered the question of how many of Google+’s accounts were generated by users of other Google services. Still, Google has seen several promising metrics recently for its long-discounted social network. For instance, a single mention on Google+ reportedly drives more sales than one on Facebook. Google is also leveraging the information on social connections in obtains through it social offering into its more successful products, such as maps.