Back in July, Google+ had over 10 million users and by the end of October, this had increased to over 40 million, making it the fastest growing social media network out there. Nearly half of those users are in the technology field, and 75% are male. I was quite enchanted with the new Google+, loving the circles approach and the hangouts, along with the solid control users have over their privacy. The thing that less then excited me was the release of their brand pages. The lack of flexibility, along with the questionable performance of the design tool for your logo, left me disappointed. The fact that none of the big social media management tools have integrated with google+ didn’t help either, and the fact that I am having a really hard time connecting with people overall leaves me wanting. You could say that they are only in the beginning stages. I agree, but if you are going up against Facebook – wouldn’t you want to come out of the gate strong?