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Mark Zuckerberg's 650 Million Friends (and Counting)

Popular social networks worldwide

Popular social networks by country worldwide.

Vincenzo Cosenza,

Back in June 2009, the globe's potpourri of social-networking sites was dazzlingly diverse: Google's Orkut dominated India and Brazil; Central and South America preferred Hi5; Maktoob was king in the Arab world. The Vietnamese liked Zing, the Czechs loved Lidé, South Koreans surfed Cyworld. Fast-forward two years, and Facebook has stolen users away from its rivals at a blistering pace. 

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