Twitter Conquers Japan; Draugiem Cuts Into Facebook’s Latvian Lead

By David Cohen Comment

VincosWorldMapDecember2014650Since the July 2014 edition of the World Map of Social Networks from Vincos Blog, major changes have occurred in Japan and Latvia.

According to the December 2014 installment from Vincos Blog, Twitter has taken over as the most-used social network in Japan.

And while Facebook is still tops in Latvia, local social network Draugiem is slicing into its lead.

Vincos Blog wrote of its findings:

(Mark Zuckerberg’s) network, with 1.393 billion monthly active users, is the dominant social network in 128 out of 137 countries analyzed. It has 449 million users in Asia (up 39 million since August), 301 million in Europe, 208 million in the U.S. and Canada and 436 million in the rest of the world (up 74 million since August).

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

In China, QZone still dominates the Asian landscape with 629 million users. Meanwhile, instant-messaging applications are flourishing: QQ International has 829 million MAUs and WeChat has 468 million.

This time I’ve also tracked the top three social media sites used in some countries. As you can see in the table below, Twitter is the second social network in almost all countries, except in Denmark and India. LinkedIn is the closest competitor.

Readers: Did any of the findings by Vincos Blog surprise you?

VincosBlogDecember2014Chart

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