Facebook takes over the world


Following on from last week’s look at a world map of global social media usage, and yesterday’s launch of Facebook competitor Google+, it’s time to focus in on Facebook.

Despite the recent slowdown in Facebook’s growth in more mature markets, it continues to grow rapidly around the world, and is rumoured to have recently hit 750m users. This animation from Vincenzo Cosenza really helps to visualise the way it’s risen to dominance around the world:

Animated World Map of Social Networks