Social media Survey: Facebook Rules, but 10% of Americans Still Have MySpace

Posted by Tristan Barnum on Tue, Oct 11, 2011 @ 02:57 AM
It's true, (yes, this information is straight from a Nielsen survey so it must be trustworthy, right?) and not very surprising, that Facebook is reigning king of the social media sphere. In most countries, Facebook is the most widely used social network by a long shot, but lately it's beginning to see some competition in places like Brazil and Japan as other sites like FC2 and Orkut are scooping up users and creeping on its turf.

Although America's Facebook addiction is right on track with a majority of the globe, according to the infograhic below, we're still a little behind in other areas. While the rest of the world seems to have knocked MySpace, a once widely used social site that is now a hub for musicians and entertainers, off their radar, more Internet users in the United States have a MySpace account than a profile on the professional networking community, LinkedIn. Perhaps this is why the American economy and  job market are dwindling and our music is getting... um, well, we'll leave that to personal taste.

Check out this infographic to see how your country stacks up against the rest (Source: Mashable.com)...

Percentage of Internet Users on Top Social Networks

Are there sites you use that haven't made the list?  Comment here or go to the Voxox Facebook Page to tell us what you think the "next big thing" is in social media...

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