INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Conquers The World

Despite that, Google continues to pursue Facebook with their Google +1 product, formerly named “Google Me” in the press. Clearly Facebook’s domination wasn’t an overnight thing, with early concerns about MySpace, who was the leader in social networking for a period of time. While this map misses a number of other less-dominant social networking sites, it has been interesting to watch the spread of the social web giant over time, something that the image below effectively illustrates.


For the past year Vincenzo Cosenza has been actively plotting Facebook’s increasing domination via a world map and last night he published an updated version of his map.

According to the updated statistics, Facebook is now the market leader in 115 out of 132 countries. As we all know, China and Russia continue to present some challenges however outside of China, Facebook is gaining serious ground just about everywhere. At this point it has become pretty much common thought that there is no way to defeat Facebook’s stranglehold on the social web.

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Facebook Expands at the Cost of Local Social Networks

A year ago, we covered the global mapping of social networks by Vincenzo Cosenza, a public relations specialists and former Microsoft Italy marketer.

Almost a year to the day later, Cosenza remapped the global use of social networks.

Like his previous effort, Vincenzo’s new maps were based on Alexa & Google Trends for Websites traffic data.

Among the trends the earlier exercise identified were Facebook’s near-colonization of Europe and its 200 millions users; the status of China’s QQ as the largest social network in the world, with 300 million users; and MySpace’s loss of leadership everywhere except in Guam.


Written by Curt Hopkins

worldmapofsocialnetworks_small2.jpgA year ago, we covered the global mapping of social networks by Vincenzo Cosenza, a public relations specialists and former Microsoft Italy marketer.

Almost a year to the day later, Cosenza remapped the global use of social networks.

Like his previous effort, Vincenzo’s new maps were based on Alexa & Google Trends for Websites traffic data.

Among the trends the earlier exercise identified were Facebook‘s near-colonization of Europe and its 200 millions users; the status of China’s QQ as the largest social network in the world, with 300 million users; and MySpace‘s loss of leadership everywhere except in Guam. Leer más “Facebook Expands at the Cost of Local Social Networks”