A Map of Every Country's Favourite Website

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Tue, Oct 8th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

On The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer looks at the work done by two researchers, Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute, who examined which website is the most popular in every country. The above image is from the Age of Internet Empires website.

Facebook, the world’s most popular site, is most popular in North Africa, parts of the Middle East, and the Pacific coast of South America. But elsewhere, Google looms. It’s the most popular website in North America, Europe, and parts of south Asia.

And even where it isn’t the most popular site, Google is still powerful. “The power of Google on the Internet becomes starkly evident if we also look at the second most visited website in every country,” Graham and De Stabbata write:

Among the 50 countries that have Facebook listed as the most visited visited website, 36 of them have Google as the second most visited, and the remaining 14 countries list YouTube (currently owned by Google).

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