Users On Google+ Have Posted 3.4 Billion Pictures
That activity that experts were speculating wouldn’t happen on Google+ has started—but not in the area that most expected. It turns out much of the activity has been in photo-sharing. Google announced recently that in the last 100 days over 3.4 billion pictures have been posted on Google+.
The announcement was made by SVP of Social, Vic Gundotra at the recent Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, and was largely a response to a question asked by an audience surrounding user engagement. The news was greeted with some spirit as many in the tech space were speculating that although Google+ had no problems attracting users, the question of whether people would stick around and engage was uncertain.
The big question in light of this photo-sharing revelation is whether the uploading of pictures constitutes engagement. Some would argue no, but I would argue YES! My logic is simple: Facebook, Google+’s biggest competitor has photo-sharing as a pillar in its foundation—the recent upgrades to this area of the Facebook platform is a testament to this.
Google now needs to focus on building the numbers. The social network currently sits at 40 million users and now that we know that engagement won’t be a problem, scaling the user base must be the new priority.
Do you use Google+? And are you uploading photos? Let us know what you get up to on Google+ in the comments below.