The elites of the Google+ exclusive club have tens of thousands of followers now, according to Social Statistics

Its most followed profile, (ironically) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has a whopping 184,000 followers, which is more than Larry Page and Sergey Brin combined.

Page (second most followed at 94,000) and Brin (third most followed at 71,000) are the co-founders of Google.  Meanwhile, Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra, the man with all the information and updates on Google+, has only 47,000 followers (fourth most). Leo Laporte is sixth.  Mashable News is eight.  Actress Felicia Day is ninth.

So we already have a journalist, news organization, and celebrity.  Now, all Google+ needs is a high-profile politician to start mimicking Twitter's most followed list, which is topped by Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Barack Obama.

Google+, still in its field trial phase (even though it has millions of users), is generating an insane amount of buzz and speculation.

A key question is whether Google+ will compete with Twitter and induce big names to move their fan base to its platform.

Google+ certainly has more bells and whistles than Twitter, including the ability to segregate with Circles and potentially the ability to share documents, videos, and pictures.

Twitter, on the other hand, just offers texts (and links). 

However, as has proven, it's sometimes not about frills.  Instead, it's about having one function that works incredibly well.  Conceivably, that's what Twitter is in the entity-to-masses social sharing space.