A list that tracks the 100 people who have the most followers on Google+ says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed person on Google's new social network service, surpassing Google CEO Larry Page and company co-founder Sergey Brin.
The site, socialstatistics.com, shows Zuckergerg top the list with 29,543 followers. Page is second with 19,878 followers, and Brin is fourth with 15, 646 followers. Google's senior vice president of social, Vic Gundotra, ranks the third with 15,793 followers. Most of the top 25 people are tech experts, such as Leo Laporte of This Week in Tech, MG Seigler of TechCrunch, and Pete Cashmore of Mashable.
The Next Web's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, created the site following Google+'s debut. So far the site already has 2,700 Google +1s, 2,302 tweets, and 1,000 Facebook likes. Another interesting fact provided by the site is that 88 percent of current Google+ users are male, compared with only 10 percent female and 2 percent who listed themselves as other.
Zanten says he crawls Google+ once a day for the rankings. He particularly chose tech related people for his list, because I think the technical elite go to it first, he said to PCMag in an online chat. So that influences the results now. He says he expects to have the site actively search for new accounts soon.
As for doubts regarding the authenticity of the Mark Zuckerberg profile on Google+, tech blogger Robert Scoble, who ranked fifth on Zanten's list, said he confirmed that the profile is genuine. Scoble tweeted on Sunday that Zuckerberg had responded to a text, saying Why are people so surprised that I'd have a Google account?, according to PCMag.
Although Zuckerberg is the most followed person on Google+, he has not posted a single update on the network. His profile pages shows the default There are no messages to display notice. On his About page, he says I make things, and lists Palo Alto, CA as a place he has lived.
Before setting up the Google+ tracking site, Zanten created the site TwitterCounter.com, which is said to track statistics of over 14 million Twitter users.