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Top Countries for Popular Social Networks

Posted In Social network - By Jack on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 With No Comments »

There are many social networks available as of today and Facebook and Twitter are mostly used around the world. Ever wondered which social networking site is popular in your country? Pingdom has conducted an interesting survey on top social networks around the world which included Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Orkut, Tumblr, FourSquare, MySpace, LiveJournal, Hi5 and Bebo. There are many interesting observations from the survey.

Recommended reading: Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites

Few Observations from the survey;

  • Facebook is most popular in Turkey and Venezuela.
  • Twitter is most popular in Venezuela and Brazil.
  • LinkedIn is most popular in the Netherlands and India.
  • Google+ is most popular in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  • Tumblr is most popular in the Philippines and Brazil.
  • FourSquare is most popular in Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • MySpace is most popular in Puerto Rico and Myanmar (Burma).
  • LiveJournal is most popular in Singapore and Russia.
  • Hi5 is most popular in Thailand and Romania.
  • Bebo is most popular in Ireland and New Zealand.
  • Orkut is most popular in Brazil and Paraguay. The interest shown for Orkut in Brazil far outstrips that of any other country and we have seen many malwares and spywares based on Orkut coming out of Brazil.

This survey isn’t based on the actual user base, but on the interest shown in these networks. Country wise report shows that India comes in top five for LinkedIn and Orkut.

  • Brazil is in the top five for Twitter, Orkut, Tumblr and Bebo.
  • Singapore is in the top five for LinkedIn, Tumblr, FourSquare and LiveJournal.
  • The United States is in the top five for LinkedIn, Tumblr and MySpace.
  • The Philippines is in the top five for Tumblr, FourSquare and LiveJournal.
  • India is in the top five for LinkedIn and Orkut.
  • The United Kingdom is in the top five for LinkedIn and Bebo.
  • Indonesia is in the top five for Twitter and FourSquare.
  • Venezuela and Turkey are in the top five for Facebook and Twitter.

The survey also shows the interest for each network across the world. Here are the stats for Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook popularity map

Twitter popularity map

There are stats available for all the other social networks considered for the survey.


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