Facebook is increasingly becoming an international phenomenon, as Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. While that might take a while, Facebook is rapidly growing in countries such as Brazil, South Korea, and Russia, according to new data from sister company Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats).
China, the world’s most populous country at 1.3 billion people, has blocked its citizens from accessing Facebook. It doesn’t appear that this will change anytime soon. At a recent social media conference in Hong Kong, Facebook’s North Asia director, Jayne Leung, said the social network currently has no plans to make a move into China.
China is worth keeping an eye on as Facebook turns its focus to mobile. It is being called the most active social country on the globe, with 95 percent of residents in China’s major cities using social networks, according to a new survey of 5,700 Internet users in China. While the country continues to block Facebook, as well as other outsider social networks including Twitter, it is gathering millions of users on its home-grown social networks and adapting to the new mobile platform at a brisk pace.