Google+ may be the new ‘social’ kid on the block, but The Next Web’s readers have been weighing in with their opinions and, well, it seems Google could be on to a winner with its new social platform.

We asked Google+  users: “What do you think of Google+?” At the time of writing, over 1,000 people have offered their thoughts on Google+ and how it ranks compared to the two other social networking behemoths – Facebook and Twitter. And here are the results.

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90% of Google+ users say that they like it, with an equally impressive three quarters of all respondents stating that they felt Google+ would succeed in the long-term. Interestingly, two-thirds of respondents said they prefer Google+ to Facebook:

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In a perhaps unfair comparison, we also asked respondents’ opinions on Google+ vs. Twitter. This did divide opinion, with 40% saying that they did prefer it to Twitter, but 33% saying that they didn’t and 27% not sure. There’s certainly mixed feelings about this one, and is indicative that it’s really too early to call whether Google+ can surpass Twitter or whether they’re competitors at all. It may be more reflective of the way in which people use different social networks – Google+ is more akin to Facebook than Twitter.

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Another poll on Hacker News is consistent with the findings above. But can Google+ help put a stop to the Facebook steam-train?

With around 700m users, Facebook isn’t likely to be overtaken by Google+ any day soon, but at last Facebook just might have a genuine competitor.

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Update

Thanks to Arun Shroff, whose original survey formed the basis of the one carried out here before his poll went offline for a number of hours yesterday.