The world turns blue as Facebook embraces the globe

The world turns blue as Facebook dominates the globe

Analytics boffin Vincenzo Cosenza has released the latest of his bi-annual ‘world map of social networks’ graphics, displaying the rise and fall of the big social networks by country.

The world turns blue as Facebook dominates the globe

Using traffic data culled from Alexa and Google Trends for Websites, the latest figures show Facebook as the dominant social networking service in 119 out of 134 countries, with Syria and Iran being recent conquests.

The next countries to to succumb to the charms of Facebook will be The Netherlands and Brazil according to Cosenza, although Russian’s native Odnoklassniki service has managed to resist the charms of Facebook’s global pull thus far.

The world turns blue as Facebook dominates the globe

In most countries Twitter remains the second most popular social network, while LinkedIn appears to be on the rise in the United States, Canada, Australia and UK, France and Germany.

See animated versions of the maps here.

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