Posted December 21, 2009 9:00 am by with 7 comments

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I know us Americans tend to view the entire world from our point of view, so it’s easy for us to think that the entire world rotates around Facebook and Twitter.

Not so!

Vincenzo Cosenza has compiled a world map of social networks–highlighting which networks are the most popular in each country.

As you can see, head to Brazil and you’ll find Google’s Orkut thriving. Take a trip to Russia and you’ll see Facebook clone Vkontakte holding firm.

I was able to find a similar map from June 2007. It’s easy to see just how quickly Facebook is taking over the world:

PS. If you prefer tabled data, here’s the 2009 breakdown:


  • Looking for Entrepreneurs

    This is perfect and extremely useful. Thanks for this social network maps.

  • Web Marketing Search Engine Optimization

    Thanks for the nice article about Most Popular Social Networks in the World? There’s a Map for That! – excellent article..

  • Anand Srinivasan

    I’m hating the fact that India has turned green from Pink in two years…I still like Orkut over Facebook :(
    .-= Anand Srinivasan´s last blog ..iPhone User Distribution Worldwide =-.

  • Chris

    WOW…. I am so glad that we have social networking or I wouldn’t have a job. I still think Twitter is the best though :)
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Should I Feel Guilty? =-.

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  • Andre Colt

    This is the era of facebook considering that facebook is the top 2 most popular and visited site and top 1 Social networking site according to alexa. For the past 2 years facebook continue to dominate in terms of social networking.This is wonderful map we can see that facebook is used globally and how popular the other social networking site to the other territory

  • Planetwebfoot

    Thanks for the info on social networking accross the globe.