- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On Wednesday, Google disclosed that its year-old Google Plus social network now has 250 million registered users. That’s up from 170 million a few months ago.

That’s far smaller than Facebook’s more than 900 million _ and that counts only those who use the service in a given month. But near the one-year mark, Facebook had only a million.

Facebook did not reveal the number at the one-year mark, in February 2005. The year-end number for 2004 is the closest available to that milestone.

Here is a look at how the number of active users at Facebook has grown:

1 million _ End of 2004.

5.5 million _ End of 2005.

12 million _ End of 2006.

20 million _ April 2007.

50 million _ October 2007.

100 million _ August 2008.

150 million _ January 2009.

175 million _ February 2009.

200 million _ April 2009.

250 million _ July 2009.

300 million _ September 2009.

350 million _ End of 2009.

400 million _ February 2010.

500 million _ July 2010.

608 million _ End of 2010.

750 million _ July 2011.

800 million _ September 2011.

845 million _ End of 2011.

901 million _ March 2012.

Source: Facebook Inc.

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