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Targeting the lofty heights of industry powerhouses Facebook and Twitter Google is pushing its fledgling social network with increased vigour forcing those looking to create a Google account to sign up to the social service.
Acting as a quick fix to bolster its sign-up figures but doing little for retaining active users the latest move to force-feed Google+ on Google account holders sees all users registering for access to the likes of Gmail automatically enlisted in the ranks of Google+.
Making the announcement during its recent profits call that saw missed financial targets result in a 10 per cent drop in share prices Google revealed that its Google+ social networking platform has 90 million registered members although actual usage figures are believed to be much lower.
Whilst the current figures are reassuring and with a massive financial push looking to increase the awareness of Google+ through live and exclusive web chats with the likes of David Beckham Google’s social service has a long way to go to reach the 800 million Facebook users.
What is your social media service of choice? Has the arrival of Google+ taken away some of your Facebook and Twitter time? Let us know via the comments box below.