It's A G-Thing: 15 Google Game-Changers Over 15 Years


The Google+ Project launched in June 2011 as another competitor in the social media marketplace. While it still hasn't caught up to Facebook, Google+ has 500 million registered users, compared to Facebook's more than 1 billion. However, those numbers may be inflated slightly as many users don't realize they created a profile as part of their Google profile. One of the criticisms of the service -- and perhaps the reason it hasn't been pulled ahead -- is that it is too meshed in with other Google services and not different enough from Facebook, where users are already established and aren't particularly looking for an alternative.