One of the most audible complaints about Google+ is the lack of mainstream users and activity. After all, it’s hard to be social if there’s no one to connect with.
While 2011 will end with the question still lingering of whether or not Google+ will succeed, I think there already are tell-tale indicators that the social service will enjoy mainstream usage by the end of 2012. (And no, not all of the signs are as obvious as some of this week’s strong-arming efforts, such as Google+ brand pages being fast-tracked to the top of the SERPs.) (more…)