Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Facebook rules, but not in the Philippines

Guess which social networking site commands the loyalty of most Pinoys?

From Vincos Blog by way of The Daily Dish, here's a world map showing the reach and spread of social networks. [Click to enlarge.]

Take a closer look by interacting with the graphic below:

Some visible patterns to highlight: [All text by Vincos]

- 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

How'd he assemble this data? Here.

There you have it. Most of the world has gone Facebook, but our defiant retro-crazy corner of the world remains defined by Friendster. Which reminds me--what am I still doing there?


The Phil Guild Guide said...

It's true. Friendster still rules most of the online market in the Philippines. My nephew's yaya has a Friendster account which she eagerly maintains. Just imagine when migrants to Facebook were still there. The total number was stupendous. I was responsible for some of those migrants in my own network by the way.

the geek said...

off topic..

it was such an honor meeting you last saturday...

The Pseudocathartic said...

That's a cool map.

It is getting on my nerves how many social networking sites I have to maintain just to keep up. Right now, I'm basically using Facebook, Friendster and Orkut for obvious reasons stated on this entry.

Shudder. Such a networking whore. ;p

gibbs cadiz said...

PHILGUILD, hmmm, how were you responsible? :)

THEGEEK, haha, anuvers! very glad to have met you, too. :)

you're on orkut, too, PSEUDOCATHARTIC? how's the experience so far? :)

Annamanila said...

Halika na sa Facebook Gibbs. Let's meet there. Enjoy ako sa word games there.

The Pseudocathartic said...

Orkut has a lot of bugs. It feels like it will be forever in Beta form. I think people are just there because everyone they know is there, I guess. :D

gibbs cadiz said...

ANNA! am on facebook, search for my name and add me up. :)

PSEUDOCATHARTIC, who are these 'everyone?' are there lots of pinoys there, too? :)

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