Google+ has more than 25 million users hanging out

The Google+ boom looks like it's continuing (for the time being at least) with ComScore putting the number of users for the new social network as more than 25 million - with 1 million UK users.

In fact, ComScore reported that this was the total back on 24 July with a growth rate of around 1 million a day, meaning that Google's new pet could well have smashed through the 30 million barrier by now, making it easily the fastest growing social network ever.

Facebook took over 3 years to hit the 25 million figure, as did Twitter. MySpace's growth was, surprisingly, faster at just over 2 years. However, Google+ still has a long way to go to match Twitter's 200 million and Facebook's 750 million user base.

But, if a recent developer research study is anything to go by, Google+ certainly has the minerals to catch up.

A quarterly survey of mobile application developers by Appcelerator and IDC found that two-thirds of respondents answered "yes" to the question "Can Google+ catch up to Facebook?" and 68 per cent of the respondents stated that Google's plethora of platforms such a search, YouTube, maps, Gmail and the like would be enough to chase down and overtake Facebook's social graph lead.

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