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Google CEO Larry Page  (Source:
Google has reported that over 1 billion items have been shared daily on Google+, showing that users are not only signing up for the service, but using it daily as well

Earlier this week,'s Paul Allen predicted that Google+ would hit 10 million users on Monday, then possibly 20 million users by this weekend. The weekend is less than 24 hours away, and it turns out that his estimates weren't exact, but Google+ did end up achieving 10 million users this week.

Google CEO Larry Page announced the 10 million mark yesterday during the company's second quarter earnings call. He also praised the new service, saying that it is a "clean and easy" product to use and imitates the way real humans interact.

"I'm super excited about the response to Google+, which lets you share just like in real life," said Page.

In addition to 10 million users, Google has reported that over 1 billion items have been shared daily on Google+, showing that users are not only signing up for the service but using it daily as well. Page attributes the large amount of activity to the addition of the +1 button both on and off Google+ (users can +1 websites on Google search when signed into Google+). According to Page, the +1 feature is being used around 2.3 billion times per day.

"We want to make products that everybody uses twice a day, like their toothbrush," said Page. "We certainly think about Plus that way, and just generally having a shared identity experience across Google and its products."

Google+ launched on June 28 and is currently in an invite-only field testing phase. Page is the second-most followed person on Google+, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grabs the No. 1 spot.

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G+/Gmail Integration
By DNAgent on 7/15/2011 10:13:28 AM , Rating: 2
Considering the massive number of Gmail users, and the fact that G+ integrates directly into the user bar that appears when one is logged in to their Google account, it is hardly surprising that people are at least trying it out very quickly. I mean, it's RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU, whether you want it to be or not.

RE: G+/Gmail Integration
By maven81 on 7/15/2011 11:18:18 AM , Rating: 5
Yes, but in the words of one of my buddies, "Google+, Because our parents aren't here yet!"

RE: G+/Gmail Integration
By acer905 on 7/15/2011 12:08:55 PM , Rating: 4
The best part... even when they do show up, make them their own circle! Bam! only share with them what you want to!

RE: G+/Gmail Integration
By geddarkstorm on 7/15/2011 1:33:04 PM , Rating: 3
And this is why it kicks Facebook's tail.

RE: G+/Gmail Integration
By theapparition on 7/18/2011 9:51:58 AM , Rating: 2
Absolutely right.

But if Facebook implemented this, it would instantly invalidate a lot of Google+.

Although I doubt that would happen due to Facebooks' policy on "share everything", but it is only a software upgrade away.

RE: G+/Gmail Integration
By Omega215D on 7/15/2011 5:51:04 PM , Rating: 2
From xkcd I'm guessing?

RE: G+/Gmail Integration
By MrPerez on 7/15/2011 5:08:37 PM , Rating: 2
I mean, it's RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU, whether you want it to be or not.

You still need an invite for it to show up right in front of you.

LOL at G+
By Smilin on 7/15/2011 11:48:38 AM , Rating: 1
How do you get 10 million users (which is a fairly big statistical sample) and end up with a f'n sausage fest?

RE: LOL at G+
By icanhascpu on 7/15/2011 12:27:46 PM , Rating: 3
Uh, what? Not sure what party youre at, bro. Half my contacts are female.

RE: LOL at G+
By Ghost42 on 7/15/2011 12:47:07 PM , Rating: 3
It would seem all the women he knows have opted not to include him in their circles...

RE: LOL at G+
By Some1ne on 7/16/2011 2:19:07 AM , Rating: 2
He kind of has a point. When I first activated my account and went to the "Find and Invite" section with nobody in my circles, pretty much every existing user listed was male.

But that changed as soon as I got a few people in my circles and the system had time to update its recommendations. Still, I don't think it would hurt if they biased their default suggestion algorithm towards returning a 50/50 mix of male/female users in cases where a user doesn't have any connections yet.

RE: LOL at G+
By Breathless on 7/15/2011 12:52:39 PM , Rating: 2
Dang... that backfired didn't it...

I think this calls for a +1 Button on Dailytech!
By quiksilvr on 7/15/2011 9:27:23 AM , Rating: 5
Am I right?

By markuss232 on 7/16/2011 3:05:42 AM , Rating: 2

Looking for invite
By taog on 7/15/2011 12:32:17 PM , Rating: 2
Can i get an invite anyone?

RE: Looking for invite
By really on 7/15/2011 12:54:47 PM , Rating: 2
You are now invited to Google+. Please provide me with your Full name, Address, Credit Card Number and Security Pin, SSN and date of birth so that I can "process" your invitation in a speedy manner.


RE: Looking for invite
By geddarkstorm on 7/15/2011 1:34:16 PM , Rating: 2
Really :D

By InvertMe on 7/15/2011 9:44:25 AM , Rating: 5
This is bad for facebook. Not that that's a bad thing.

I love Google+ but....
By Skelum on 7/15/2011 10:13:06 AM , Rating: 2
I'm lucky I had an invite. I sure hope Google will open it up soon but I don't think Facebook will completely disappear.

I really hope that a social media standard will be adopted so that people can interact across systems. I don't really feel like logging in multiple social network to keep in touch with my friends/family.

Imagine if we were not able to send email from hotmail to gmail...!!! This is exactly what is happening with social networks...

RE: I love Google+ but....
By kisame_2011 on 7/15/2011 11:20:22 AM , Rating: 1
can u send me an invite?

By MrPerez on 7/15/2011 5:17:33 PM , Rating: 2
If you where "invited" make sure the person adds you to a circle and then has the system invite you.

You will not get an invite in the mail right away but there is a workaround. Go to in a Incognito/inPrivate window, or a browser window that does not track cookies ect..

It will ask you to log in to Google+ and if your lucky the system will have you setup a profile, this trick may work right away after your invited or a few hours to a day to work.

Some of the people I've invited have done it right away and some had to wait a day to try it but it eventually works without them ever getting an email from Google+ saying they are invited.

Also Gmail accounts work best.

If anyone wants an invite let me know, it must be a gmail account.

By tharik on 7/15/2011 5:22:28 PM , Rating: 2
Finally a way to easily group people.

By jpatracar on 7/15/2011 5:45:29 PM , Rating: 2
Does anyone have an invite that could share with me?
google is being mean at me =(

Invitation Please
By alp1n3 on 7/16/2011 5:39:14 AM , Rating: 2
Could anyone send me an invitation? I will love that guy for the rest of my life.. :)

lets hope facebook dies
By tech02148 on 7/16/2011 4:13:46 PM , Rating: 2
lets hope facebook die before it raise ipos in public.
also someday google-plus will die. the social americans get they more stupid they show themselves to be.

By xiaomai on 7/18/2011 7:35:34 AM , Rating: 2

I tide fashion
not expensive
Free transport

By nannang on 7/15/11, Rating: 0
“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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