randle - 10:00 pm on Jan 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
Since Google+ made its debut in mid-2011, the Mountain View, Calif., company has had limited success getting people to spend time directly on the Google+ site. Research firm comScore Inc. a year ago estimated that Google+ users spent an average of three minutes on the site each month, versus more than 400 minutes for the average Facebook user. In the U.S., Google+ had nearly 28.7 million unique visitors through PCs in Octoberówell below Facebook's 149 million, comScore says.
I just don't know, strong arming people to actively participate in your social networking platform seems like a risky approach, born out of frustration.