Philippines – The Social Networking Capital of the World!

Philippines just got the the #1 position for the country with the most number of IT PINOYs in Facebook!

24/7 looked @ 10 countries and found that the social networking site Facebook is very popular in Latin America and Southeast Asia (surprisingly, Facebook‘s not as popular in the USA compared to other countries on the list).  There is no obvious explanation except that these markets are among the first where Facebook introduced its service.

Here’s the Top Ten list of nations where Facebook rules the web:
1. Philippines 93.9%
2. Israel 91%
3. Turkey 90.9%
4. Chile 90.2%
5. Argentina 89.2%
6. Malaysia 88.4%
7. Indonesia 87.5%
8. Peru 87.2%
9.Colombia 86.9%
10. Venezuela 86.2%

Social network penetration is incredibly high in the Philippines, reaching 95%. Facebook is the country’s most popular website, more so than Google, and has a penetration rate of 93.9%. The Philippines is also the eighth most popular country for Twitter use on a global scale, with a penetration rate of 16.1%. The popularity of photo sharing has increased by 46% in the country in one year, largely due to Facebook. Social networking is so popular among Filipinos, the country has been nicknamed “The Social Networking Capital of the World.”

The report found it surprising that Facebook is popular in the Philippines, IT PINOYs knows why though – we’re generally social and warming people! First we were the “Texting capital of the world” now were the “Social Networking capital!” yeah!!!  

24/7 Wall St., is a Delaware corporation set up to run a financial news and opinion operation with content delivered over the Internet.



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