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August 19, 2012

The Most Social Nations vs Facebook Nations:



From Techno


The  next  fastest  social networking growth will come from the emerging markets of the world, dominated the Middle East and Africa (where the base of social network users remains small) and Asia-Pacific. Latin America will also grow its user base by 18.5%, slightly below the worldwide average.

eMarketer forecasts that Facebook will have nearly 826 million users around the world in 2012 year, up from 650.7 million in 2011. The 2012 figure will represent 58.8% of social network users, 36.4% of internet users and just under 12% of the total worldwide population.

 Facebook maintains relatively low penetration in Asia-Pacific compared to the rest of the world, while competitors like Sina Weibo and Renren continue to grow in markets like China. Just 20.1% of internet users in Asia-Pacific use Facebook—compared to over 44% penetration in Western Europe, nearly 60% penetration in North America, and over 56% penetration in both Latin America and the Middle East and Africa.