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Rocky Agrawal on Venturebeat:

But what concerns me most is that Google is touting these meaningless statistics in the hopes that journalists will misunderstand them and report that Google+ is seeing rapid growth. The bottom line is, those 60 percents, 80 percents and 90 million registered users are just there to mask the fact that Google doesn’t want to tell us how many people are actually using Google+.

I’ve yet to see anyone other than people working in social media talk about Google+ in a positive way. And even then, the social media experts’ exhortations that you or your brand must be on Google+ looks to me to be based on the fear of missing out on an undefinable something based on Google’s spurious figures rather than any positive feeling about the service.1

  1. Also see QR codes. []