Facebook Loses Lead in Latvia; Still No. 1 in 129 of 137 Countries

Facebook remained the dominant social network in 129 of the 137 countries analyzed by Vincos Blog, which also examined life without Facebook in 56 of those countries.

Facebook remained the dominant social network in 129 of the 137 countries analyzed by Vincos Blog, which also examined life without Facebook in 56 of those countries.

The only difference Facebook-wise in the August 2015 version of the World Map of Social Networks from the December 2014 edition was Latvia, where Facebook reclaimed the throne from local social network Draugiem.

Vincos Blog wrote of its findings:

In Russian territories, VK and Odnoklassniki are still struggling to conquer the market.

In China, QZone still dominates the Asian landscape with 659 million users (up 30 million users in six months). Meanwhile instant-messaging applications are flourishing: QQ International has 843 million monthly active users and WeChat has 600 million.

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Vincos Blog also chose 56 key nations and looked at the second-place social networks that would be in first place without Facebook, finding that Instagram led in 35 of them, followed by Twitter in 13, Odnoklassniki in three, LinkedIn and Reddit in two apiece and VK in one.

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Readers: Any surprises?

Plain world map image courtesy of Shutterstock.