Facebook: the empire on which the sun never sets

The world is blue. Compare how Facebook has strengthened its global predominance among social networks between 2017 and 2009, with just a few big hold-out countries.

Vinco 2009

The above graphs illustrate the most popular social networking sites by country. Facebook is the most dominate social network, leading in 119 of the 149 countries analysed.

In China, with 632 million users, QZone still dominates, whilst Japan is the only country in Asia where Twitter is the most popular social network.

In Russian territories, Odnoklassniki and VKontakte have remained the most popular.

In comparison to June 2009, we clearly see a growing monopoly effect among social networks, especially Facebook.

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