Date of prediction: 2013-06-20

A study by Searchmetrics predicts:

»Google+ will outpace Facebook in sharing of online content among U.S. users by February 2016, according to a new study from search and social analytics firm Searchmetrics.

The study projected forward the average growth in shares on the competing social networks from November 2012 to April 2013. During this period, shares on Facebook shares by nearly 10 percent; +1′s on Google+ grew nearly twice as fast.«

(SocialTimes:
Google+ Shares to Exceed Facebook’s by 2016, Study Predicts,
second source:
Social sharing on Google+ to overtake Facebook by 2016 predicts new study)

To predict what the Internet will look like in 2.5 years still seems a bit daring – by 2016, users might as well be be flocking away from Google and Facebook toward something we can’t imagine yet.

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