Google+ is celebrating its first anniversary today and you can feel the electricity in the air. No, really. I mean it. There are folks, (granted, not a lot of them) over on Google+ posting about how this new social network has changed their life. Which leaves me wondering what I’ve missed.
Yesterday, at the Google I/O conference, a spokesperson said that Google+ now has 250 million registered users. They say 150 million of them are 30-day actives, and 50% sign in every day. Those that do sign in spend more than an hour on the site.
Not bad, except I have to wonder about the “sign-in” part. When I’m logged into Gmail, I have Google+ notifiers in the upper tool bar. Does that mean I’m “signed in?” The number I want is how many people actually update their status on a regular basis or even stop by to peruse their feed.