Watch Out Facebook, With Google+ at #2 and YouTube at #3, Google, Inc. Could Catch Up
A report by UK market research firm Trendstream updated its Global Web Index this week which showed how well Google's strategy is working in terms of getting users engaged in its social networks. According to GWI, Google+ is now the second largest social network in terms of active users and YouTube, included for the first time in its index is now third. The report estimates Facebook's active users in December 2012 at 693 million, compared to 343 million for Google+. The post does not break out the number of YouTube active users, but from the chart it appears to be approximately 280 million.