Mapping the social networking universe

Valleywag looks at how the planet is divided up among the major social networking services. It's the modern version of who owns the pipes, except it's who owns the hub of peoples' digital lives and manages the 'pipes' that serve the data of their personal networks.

Valleywag looks at how the planet is divided up among the major social networking services. It's the modern version of who owns the pipes, except it's who owns the hub of peoples' digital lives and manages the 'pipes' that serve the data of their personal networks.

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Larger version at Valleywag

The maps needs more clearly differentiated shades of blue, but MySpace, Facebook, Livejournal and Orkut have the most surface area, which doesn't necessarily translate into the most users individually. In turns out that Facebook has more international presence than MySpace, an dFriendster is strong in Southeast Asia.

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