It is not in 2013 that Facebook will stop making the headlines.
According to Vincenzo Cosenza’s latest World Map of Social Networks, the networking site remains the major player in the social media realm. The map is updated twice a year in June and December based on Alexa traffic data, and tracks the most popular platforms by country.
Facebook occupies the number one spot in 127 of the 137 nations analyzed, including India, Australia, France, the United States, Canada, England, and Spain:
“One of the drivers of its growth is Asia that with 278 million users, surpassed Europe, 251 million, as the largest continent on Facebook. North America has 243 million users, South America 142 million. Africa, almost 52 million, and Oceania just 15 million (source: Facebook Ads Platform). In the latest months Zuckerberg’s Army conquered Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Vietnam,” says Cosenza on his blog.
Four other sites are at the top in at least one country: QZone (552 million users on the Asian continent), V Kontakte (190 million members in Russia), Odnoklassniki (45 million users in Russia) and Cloob (1 million members in Iran).
Things change fast in social media. In the last three years, the number of networking platforms vying for the top spot in national markets has dwindled dramatically -- from 17 to five.
To see the report, visit vincos.it/world-map-of-social-networks.
The latest social media stats and facts for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and a couple of other major social media sites can be found at http://www.creativeramblings.com/social-media-stats-2012.