Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page announced yesterday Google+ has reached more than 10 million users in its initial trial weeks. While the platform has already made its presence known within the social networking community, Page believes it’s only just the beginning.
“We have made a good start, but we are at only 1 percent of what’s possible,” he said yesterday during a quarterly earnings conference call. “Google is just getting started, and that is why I am here, working hard to lead this company to the next level.”
Page said that more than 1 billion items are being shared on the network every day. The “+1” button, which was released this quarter to the entire Internet, allows users to recommend things on the Internet to people they know.
“Our +1 button is already all over the web,” he said. “It’s being served 2.3 billion times a day.”
His goal with Google+ is to make sharing on the web similar to sharing in real life, and to improve the overall Google experience. He explained that specific “circles” will allow for users to limit what is shared, as opposed to sharing information to an entire community.
Google+ launched June 28 and is currently in an invite-only field testing phase.
“Google+ is still in field trial with limited access as we scale the system,” Page explained. “Users have to be invited and sign up for the profile in order to use it.”
According to PC Magazine, the site could see as many as 20 million users by the end of this weekend.