Oxford Internet Researchers Create Map Of How Google And Facebook Dominate
Want to take a stab at which two sites dominate the most nations? Google and Facebook. Neither should come as a shock, but it's still impressive to see just how many countries visit these two sites the most. In most of Europe, North America, and Oceania, Google rules. In the Middle East and North Africa, Facebook rules. But looking globally, these two sites are usually vying for the top two spots, and everyone else is hunting for scraps. A few oddballs do exist, however: "The remaining territories that have escaped being subsumed into the two big empires include Yahoo! Japan in Japan (in join venture with SoftBank) and Yahoo! in Taiwan (after the acquisition of Wretch). The Al-Watan Voice newspaper is the most visited website in the Palestinian Territories, the e-mail service Mail.ru is the most visited in Kazakhstan, the social network VK the most visited in Belarus, and the search engine Yandex the most visited in Russia."
The map makes clear why Google is so obsessed with connecting the next billion people. It needs to lead the way in as many nations as possible in order to keep revenue flowing, and judging by this, it's well on its way to worldwide dominance.