Facebook is now the dominant social network in 127 out of 137 countries.
Facebook has moved a step closer to world domination as it continues to outperform local social networks. In all but 10 countries analysed by Vincenzo Cosenza using data from Alexa, Facebook is the most popular social network and there are only 4 competing networks left in its way. They are:
- QZone (China and South Korea)
- V Kontakte (Russia and parts of Eastern Europe)
- Odnoklassniki (Moldova)
- Cloob (Iran)
This is quite a change from 2009, when there were 17 social networks outperforming Facebook in various countries around the world. In fact, in the last 6-months alone Facebook has conquered Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Vietnam.
Facebook’s growing popularity in Asia is the main driving force behind this. With 278 million users, Asia has surpassed Europe as having the largest population on Facebook.
Whether Facebook can gain a foothold in all of the remaining countries is doubtful. In Iran for example, it is difficult to access Facebook due to state censorship.