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Google+ speeds to 25 million users since June launch

Reuters, SAN FRANCISCO

Google Inc’s new social network has attracted 25 million users, making it the fastest Web site to reach that audience size, according to data released on Tuesday by comScore.

Google+, launched in late June, had 25 million unique visitors as of July 24 and is growing at a rate of roughly 1 million visitors a day, comScore noted in a presentation.

FACEBOOK

In contrast, it took Facebook about three years to attract 25 million visitors, while Twitter took just over 30 months, according to comScore.

While the data show Google’s latest attempt at breaking into social networking has started strongly, it may not mean the project is a long-term success.

MYSPACE

Myspace grew to 25 million visitors in less than two years — faster than Facebook or Twitter. However, it’s lost a lot of visitors in the past year, comScore data show. The US had more than 6 million unique visitors, and India more than 3.6 million, the data show. Canada and the UK had around 1 million unique visitors each, Germany over 920,000 and Brazil just over 780,000. Taiwan and France each had around 500,000 unique visitors.

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