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.
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.