"It's too early to tell but ... if Facebook isn't careful, they could drive renewed growth to Google+, and may have already," he added.
However, it's doubtful that Google+ can't thrive on Facebook castoffs alone.
Brad Shimmin, an analyst with CurrentAnalysis, said the coming months will be a strong indicator of how popular Google+ will be - especially once the hoopla of the site's opening cools off.
"Signups are one thing," said Shimmin. "Usage is another. I think only time will tell for Google+ in terms of its ability to truly compete with Twitter and Facebook in user retention and day-to-day usage. I think Google+ holds the most promise not as a rival to Facebook but as an enterprise social networking platform."
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