Countries where Facebook is not, yet, king
Not just China
Facebook has conquered western Europe, Australia and the US, but it is not king of the castle everywhere.
A study from Pingdom looked at 130 countries to find where Facebook is not in the top five most visited websites – from sixth place downwards there is normally a sharp drop-off.
Facebook is blocked in China – so that's one market of 420 million internet users it cannot access.
It is also weak in several other countries with their own take on social networking. It has a weak position in Japan and is less popular in eastern Europe and Russia than in countries like France and Germany.
Iran is another market with limited interest in Facebook – the site is 26th most visited in the country. Belarus ranks Facebook 11th, and Russia puts it in 10th place.
vKontakte, which looks fairly facebook-esque, is Russia's favourite networking site, while Orkut is still big Brazil, where Facebook ranks in eighth place.
But when Facebook wins it really does win – it typically claims at least 50 per cent of internet users in countries where it is in the top five sites.
The missing pieces of the jigsaw equate to 765 million users – half of that number would give the site another 382 million members. ®
Face Book = Global Sleaze Machine.
Once upon a time I USED to have a Face Book Account.....
But when I saw what a totally revisionist scam their "open door" security settings were - I got REALLY angry at the imposition of such a mind fuck head game, that the managers of Face Book were imposing.....
I am most sorely vexed and my temper waxes hot at the people who set up such a scam - and the unquestioning "sheep" who hand over all their info to such a ethically lax scumbag service.
The UNKNOWING, in acting upon the presumption of GOOD FAITH and FAIR DEALING - meaning TRUST AND RESPECT - do not deserve to get shafted by Face Book; but they ought to grow a brain and "put 2 and 2 together" and LOOK CLOSELY at the security settings, and the sites fine print - rather than vacantly living in vacuous denial and a blinkered reality.
But the people who do know what a "Hang your bare bum out of a tree" service Corporation Face Book provides - no sympathy for them.
When I CLOSED and DELETED my Face Book account - which means "erase, close, cease, extinction, snuff out etc.," they gave me a neat good bye message.....
"If you ever want to resume using your Face Book account - just re-enter your email address and it will all come back to life".....
That is NOT delete.
Face Book = Totally SLEAZY management.
A sad sign of the times.
When the majority of internet users in some countries will give their information to a guy who falls them "dumb fucks" and "bitches" in order to fit into "the social norm".
I mourn for the pathetic bunch of saps the human race has become.
Would someone please explain why anyone would want to use this POS?
Answers on a postcard please.
Seriously, there are some of us who do not and will never ever use sites like FaceBook, LinkedIn and twitter. We really do have more interesting things to do with our lives.
So the map is wrong. Facebook has not conquered my world. Since when did it declare war on me anyway.
Grump old man.
Now for a pint of grog.