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What if social networks were countries?

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The below list matches the user base of popular social networking sites to the population of countries.

MySpace would be: Indonesia
Myspace users represent nearly 3.5% of the entire worlds population.

  • Myspace user base: 253,145,404
  • Populations of Indonesia: 229,550,810

Facebook would be: Pakistan
Facebook would be the 6th biggest country in the world. After MySpace, Facebook is the 2nd biggest social networking site.

  • Facebook user base: 175,000,000
  • Population of Pakistan: 165,704,000

Habbo would be: Japan
Not bad considering that Japan has been around since 30,000 BCE (as opposed to Habbo’s 8 years in existence).

  • Habbo user base: 117,000,000
  • Population of Japan: 127,704,000

Friendster would be: Philippines
Appropriate, as Friendster is extremely popular in th Asia-Paciifc region of the world and especially in the Philippines.

  • Friendster population: 90,000,000
  • Population of the Philippines: 90,457,200

Xanga would be: Afganistan
Though a smaller social networking site, Xanga would still be larger than 176 other countries (and non-sovereign entities).

  • Xanga user-base: 27,000,000
  • Population of Afghanistan: 27,145,000

LiveJournal Would be: Angola
The 59th biggest county. Both entities have been accused of shady dealings in Russia…

  • LiveJournal: 17,564,977
  • Population of Angola: 17,024,000

Twitter would be: Latvia
The smallest on my list, Twitter would still be larger than almost half the countries (and non-sovereign nations) in the world.

  • Twitter user base: 2,200,000
  • Population of Latvia: 2,261,100

As usual, all facts and data were made up completely.
List of social networking websites – Wikipedia
List of countries by population – Wikipedia

  • Where’s LinkedIn? Bebo? Orkut? Ning would be the largest, right?

    I love this contrast.

    — Latvian @ariherzog

  • Where’s LinkedIn? Bebo? Orkut? Ning would be the largest, right?

    I love this contrast.

    — Latvian @ariherzog

  • Josh

    I was mainly focusing on Social Networks that were:
    1) Popular in the USA
    2) Popular with all ages (kids – adult)
    3) Not specific to a certain interest group

    But I don’t want anyone to feel left out so here we go!

    Orkut would be: France
    Orkut: 67,000,000 / France: 65,073,482

    Bebo would be: Tanzania,
    Bebo: 40,0000,000 / Tanzania: 40,454,000

    LinkedIn would be: Kenya
    LinkedIn: 35,000,000 / Kenya: 37,538,000

    Ning is tricky because it is a network of user created networks. I doubt that Ning users itself is very large (compared to these others) but who knows if you included the whole community. Wikipedia doesn’t seem to have the data.

    btw, I’ve decided to include your blog’s social network!

    Ariwriter.com would be: Pitcairn Islands
    Ariwriter.com: 65 / Pitcairn Islands: 50

  • Josh

    I was mainly focusing on Social Networks that were:
    1) Popular in the USA
    2) Popular with all ages (kids – adult)
    3) Not specific to a certain interest group

    But I don’t want anyone to feel left out so here we go!

    Orkut would be: France
    Orkut: 67,000,000 / France: 65,073,482

    Bebo would be: Tanzania,
    Bebo: 40,0000,000 / Tanzania: 40,454,000

    LinkedIn would be: Kenya
    LinkedIn: 35,000,000 / Kenya: 37,538,000

    Ning is tricky because it is a network of user created networks. I doubt that Ning users itself is very large (compared to these others) but who knows if you included the whole community. Wikipedia doesn’t seem to have the data.

    btw, I’ve decided to include your blog’s social network!

    Ariwriter.com would be: Pitcairn Islands
    Ariwriter.com: 65 / Pitcairn Islands: 50