The Twitterverse was in a flurry this week, as early adopters and tech enthusiasts excitedly dissected Google‘s brand new social network, Google+.

According to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index for the week of June 27-July 1, Google+ accounted for 35% of tweeted news links for the week, followed by a few global warming stories from British publications, the British government hacking an al Qaeda website and replacing bomb-making instructions with cupcake recipes and the British economy and finally presidential candidate Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s husband receiving $137,000 in Medicaid funds.

This news is unsurprising considering one of the world’s biggest companies has launched its own social network. What is surprising is that Facebook’s integration with Skype didn’t make the list. Read up on How Google just +1-upped Facebook here.

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