I saw the FB post too a couple of weeks ago. But that is key, I actually saw that. I'm with you. G+ is a much cleaner world (though they have mucked it up a bit). FB just has the damn critical mass because they got there first. Well, after myspace, but with a better product. I think G+ get's most of it's "growth" because it provides a better outlet for following folks than FB does, especially geeks. I also understand it is doing better outside the US than in.