How do you say “poke” in Hindi? According to data from Western Union, the country with the most Facebook connections to users in the U.S. is India.
Your World has amassed more than 225,000 users since launching in July. The app gives users scores based on their Facebook connections globally. Data from those users generated the folloswing list of the 10 countries where U.S. users of the social network have the most connections:
Looking at this list makes us wonder whether business connections account for more of Americans’ international connections on Facebook than personal ones — unless this list is somehow skewed toward people who are likeliest to use Western Union’s services.
A huge proportion of U.S. companies outsource parts of their operations to India, so perhaps people are staying in touch with current and former business associates overseas via Facebook.
What do you make of Western Union’s statistics?