Back in October 2012, Facebook reported a new milestone of one billion users, out of which more than 600 million where mobile users. Wondering from where these one billion users came from? This infographic will certainly give you an idea:
Social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza has published the “World Map of Social Networks” that shows the most popular and widely used social networking sites based on every country across the globe. The most recent update published in December 2012 reveals that Facebook has nearly acquired the entire world. Facebook now is on the top, dominating over 127 of the 137 countries in the world.
According to the stats released, “one of the drivers of its growth is Asia that with 278 million users, surpassed Europe, 251 million, as the largest continent on Facebook. North America has 243 million users, South America 142 million. Africa, almost 52 million, and Oceania just 15 million (source: Facebook Ads Platform). In the latest months Zuckerberg’s Army conquered Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Vietnam.”
However, Russia and the former Soviet Union, China and Iran are some of the major holdouts. Each of these countries have and run their own social network. V Kontakte and Odnoklassniki are tops in Russia. QZone dominates China, and Cloob is the go-to social network in Iran.
Vincenzo Cosenza has also published a GIF that explains Facebook’s expansion and global takeover since 2009 to present –
It is clear that Facebook has a global takeover of nearly 80 percent. However, the question that remains is that how long will it be able to hold the number one spot? With competing networking sites like Google+, Facebook’s future is quite unpredictable, unless they come up with a concrete plan to continue dominating the social media world.