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With all the craze over joining social networking's newest platform, Google+, we can't help but ask the question, how many have joined so far?
According to an unofficial report by Paul Allen, also in the tech business and founder of Ancestry.com, Google "probably has more than 4.5 million users already."
Allen took a shot at making an educated analysis on the total number of Google+ users so far by using a model he claims is the best out there, based on "surname distribution data from the U.S. Census Bureau," he said in his latest post.
According to his research, Google+ seems to be "growing like crazy," he said.
Using this model, he calculated 1.7 million users worldwide until July 4; about 515,000 users in the U.S. and 1.2 million in the rest of the World.
By July 10, upon seeing how many uncommon surnames were popping up with Google+ accounts and noticing how many people enlisted in Google+ with the same surname, he concluded about 4.5 million users had joined so far.
Allen plans to publish on Monday how many Google+ users he believes there are so far.
Here are his latest posts: https://plus.google.com/117388252776312694644/posts