Google+ in Asia: More than 500,000 Users and India Goes Google+ Crazy

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In just two weeks, the scorching hot new social network Google+ has surpassed the 10 million users mark. The milestone was mentioned by Google CEO Larry Page during an earnings call on July 14 2011. These 10 million users are sharing / receiving 1 billion stuff per day on Google+.

Roughly 90% of Google+ users are from outside the US. In the Asia region, the percentage of global Google+ population is around 6%.

  1. Google+ has now more than 500,000 users in Asia.
  2. Google’s other social network Orkut used to attract the Indian population in large numbers. Now, the Internet users in India are crazy about Google+. They constitutes more than half of the Google+ users in Asia. Globally, India comes in second after the US, in terms of total users. It is worth to note that India is also fast embracing Facebook. In this latest report, India registered 28% growth rate in Quarter 2 2011 and currently behind Indonesia, in term of total Facebook users.
  3. About 78% of Asian Google+ users come from the top 5 countries – India, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan.

Google+ Users in Asia, by Country (July 2011)
Rank Country % in Asia Total Users
1 India 53.96% 322,601
2 China 7.87% 47,065
3 Taiwan 7.31% 43,697
4 Indonesia 4.55% 27,206
5 Japan 4.50% 26,907
6 Vietnam 3.80% 22,710
7 Thailand 3.31% 19,784
8 Hong Kong 3.04% 18,163
9 Philippines 2.33% 13,934
10 Singapore 1.92% 11,455
11 Pakistan 1.76% 10,541
12 Malaysia 1.45% 8,696
13 South Korea 1.28% 7,672
14 Bangladesh 0.98% 5,866
15 Sri Lanka 0.92% 5,489
16 Nepal 0.64% 3,817
17 Myanmar 0.10% 573
18 Macao 0.10% 569
19 Cambodia 0.07% 422
20 Afghanistan 0.05% 288
21 Brunei 0.04% 245
22 Mongolia 0.02% 134
23 Bhutan 0.01% 36
  TOTAL 100% 597,868
Sources: Google and FindPeopleOnPlus

How these figures are derived? FindPeopleOnPlus Directory provides total users breakdown, by country. Currently, the Directory indexes over 4 million users. Based on the figures available on the website, the percentage of each country is calculated. The ‘official’ figure we got on Google+ total users is 10 million, although comScore already estimated 20 million users. To be conservative, I have used “10 million users” to calculate the number of users of each Asian country, based on the country percentage. It is assumed that the country percentage remains constant with the increase of total users.

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