Google officially announced the further integration of Google+ and YouTube by the phrase Seeing familiar faces on YouTube through Google+.
This step, which up to now happens in the english spoken version only, is extraordinary and will be advantageous to both services. Because of the success of YouTube at the same time this step seems to be daring and lets expect a big growth of Google+, which is most engaging regarding the importance of social networking today.
Up to now sharing and posting videos on Google+, which are hosted on YouTube has been most easy including some great features like watching videos synchronously while chatting with others. Now the integration happens vice versa making YouTube the video sharing network with the most advanced social networking functions. This may have the potential to change the video world and media consumption once again.
Furthermore up to date numbers about Google+ show that the Google social network itself has a strong growth of about 700000 new members daily according to figures provided by labnol.org. In an article a sitemap file is mentioned, which is created by Google giving information about Google users. According to the article Sitemap Reveals the Total Number of Google Plus Users the Google social network has about 195 million members. Another feature marking inactive members and enables to substract these inactive members let to the conclusion of an active communits of about 170 million.