Tuesday, September 15, 2009

If Facebook Were A Country...

Do you know the latest Facebook usage statistics by country? It shows a continued growth, especially in the Far East. When you take a look the list below, you will see that Indonesia has an incredible growth, placed in the top 10. Quite interesting!

Here are the top 30 countries with highest number of Facebook users:
*data from Facebook, by 10th Sept 2009.

#Rank @Country [Nr of FB users]

1 USA 84,596,240
2 UK 20,228,480
3 Turkey 13,996,380

4 Canada 12,667,220

5 France 12,032,020

6 Italy 10,903,620

7 Indonesia 8,786,920

8 Australia 6,591,640

9 Colombia 6,488,200

10 Spain 6,314,220

11 Argentina 6,036,060
12 Chile 5,465,740
Philippines 4,832,040
14 Mexico 4,731,700
15 Venezuela 4,223,740
16 India 3,980,260
17 Germany 3,875,800
18 Malaysia 2,619,040
19 Sweden 2,587,300
20 Belgium 2,557,000
21 Hong Kong 2,350,460
22 Taiwan 2,257,340
23 Norway 2,193,820
24 Denmark 2,100,840
25 South Africa 1,899,600
26 Egypt 1,896,120
27 Greece 1,858,620
28 Israel 1,782,700
29 Singapore 1,650,660
30 Switzerland 1,634,260

Some countries like Portugal, the Netherlands, Czech Rep, Thailand are not entered. I bet they are also growing quickly, and perhaps they will be shown up here in the coming months.

As for Turkey, the result doesn't come surprising to me. It has the 3rd largest number of users worldwide on both Facebook (with 13m users) and MSN -(with 25m users) because half of our population is under the age of 28. Which leads the market into a higher level of quality and budgets being one of the largest digital marketing arenas by both population and level of interactivity used.

As far as the social media platforms, I find Facebook contrived, and often full of family photos and social climbers. I would say it on Twitter though but that platform moves faster and seems more 'honest' to me.

You. Which platforms seem more genuine to you than others? Which one/s you like to use?

Before finishing: If Facebook were a country, the US population would be 84m smaller. So Facebook would actually be the 3rd most populous country in the world:)


  1. I'm not a fan of Facebook and while I joined Twitter some time ago I've never used it. In fact I can't remember my log in/password.
    Blogging and a few Yahoo groups keeps me busy enough.

    Interesting stats tho.


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  3. No, the Netherlands have their own social network, called "hyves". That is why they are hrdly represented on Facebook. Myself I have two accounts, one for my international friends on Facebook, and one for my Dutch friends on hyves. I know only one Dutch person on Facebook and he is originally from Germany...

  4. I have facebook but I am hardly there...blogging is already taking up a huge chunk of my time. Just stopping bye to say bye for now..see you when I come back. hugs......M

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