The resistible rise of Facebook

On a completely different subject: it’s interesting to compare the almost complete dominance of Facebook now with the situation as I found it a couple of years ago.

From the Next Web, 10 June 2012:

Facebook is eating the world, except for China and Russia:

Facebook now rules every country that aligns itself with the USA, and a few that don’t. Even Orkut has been knocked off its perch in Brazil.

For comparison, this is what Europe looked like only 5 years ago:

Pupular SNS Sites – June 2007

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About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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