World Map of Social Networks

Interesting data crunching from Italy on social network use around the globe. See the map at right and the data below.

Some visible patterns to highlight:

Facebook has almost colonized Europe and it’s extending its domination with more than 200 millions users
QQ, leader in China, is the largest social network of the world (300 millions active accounts)
MySpace lost its leadership everywhere (except in Guam)
V Kontakte is the most popular in Russian territories
Orkut is strong in India and Brazil
Hi5 is still leading in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and other scattered countries such as Portugal, Mongolia, Romania
Odnoklassniki is strong in some former territories of the Soviet Union
Maktoob is the most important Arab community/portal

Other country specific social networks:

Iwiw in Hungary
Nasza-klasa in Poland
Cyworld in South Korea
Friendster in Philippines
Hives in Netherlands
Lidé in Czech Republic
Mixi in Japan
One in Latvia and Lithuania
Wretch in Taiwan
Zing in Vietnam

One Reply to “World Map of Social Networks”

  1. I can attest that in Korea they all use CyWorld and don’t even know the names of anything else. Hell, even with something so seemingly international as Youtube, at least half of my middle schoolers there had never even heard of it.

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