9 Countries Stand Between Facebook And Global Domination

The latest World Map of Social Networks from Vincenzo Cosenza paints a picture of Facebook dominance, as it is the most popular social network in 127 of the 136 countries analyzed.

The latest edition of the map uses data from December, and reflects that over the past six months, Facebook has assumed the leadership position in the Netherlands — giving it all of Europe — and Brazil.

A significant error we’ve noticed in this infographic: Cosenza thinks Facebook leads in Japan, when all other data sources we’ve seen say Mixi still holds the top spot over there. (His explanation for reading the statistics that way doesn’t wash with us because about one third of Facebook’s users access the site via mobile devices.) So, readers, kindly reread the number nine in our headline as a ten and make that 126 countries in the lead paragraph.

As displayed in the chart to the right, Russia is the only major nation where Facebook is not in the driver’s seat, as it placed third there, behind local alternatives Odnoklassniki and VKontakte.

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