As per data released by GlobalWebIndex, Google+ has surpassed Twitter and has become the second biggest social platform globally with 343 million active users.

According to GlobalWebIndex 25 % of worldwide Internet users are currently active on Google+ at least one time a month — second behind Facebook (51 percent), but ahead of YouTube and Twitter (both 21 percent).

All three of the major global social networks, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter are growing by leaps and bounds.

“Data collected in GWI.8 (Q4 2012) demonstrates the continued shift in usage from localised social platforms to global ones with huge growth for Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. The fastest growing network in 2013 in terms of “Active Usage” (defined as “Used or contributed to in the past month”) was Twitter which grew 40% to 288m across our 31 markets (approximately 90% of global internet population). 21% of the global internet population now use Twitter actively on a monthly basis. This compares to 21% actively using YouTube, 25% actively using Google+ and a staggering 51% using Facebook on a monthly basis”.

Source: http://globalwebindex.net/thinking/social-platforms-gwi-8-update-decline-of-local-social-media-platforms/

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