Facebook number 1 Social Networking Site in India

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Google Trend in a comparison between Orkut and Facebook shows that Facebook has a leading edge when it comes to Social Networking Sites in India.

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comScore, a Palo Alto based company, on their press release say:

Facebook.com posted, an especially strong month in July, growing 12 percent versus June, to capture the top spot in the category with 20.9 million visitors. Orkut ranked second with 19.9 million visitors (up 16 percent vs. year ago), followed by BharatStudent.com with 4.4 million visitors (up 3 percent). Twitter.com had the highest rate of growth among the top five social networking sites, increasing 239 percent to 3.3 million visitors. Yahoo! owned two of the top ten social networking sites: Yahoo! Pulse (3.5 million visitors) and Yahoo! Buzz (1.8 million visitors).

Top Social Networking Sites in India
July 2010 vs. July 2009
Total India – Age 15+, Home & Work Locations*
Source: comScore Media Metrix
India
Total Unique Visitors (000)
Jul-2009
Jul-2010
% Change
Total Internet : Total Audience
35,028
39,562
13
Social Networking
23,255
33,158
43
Facebook.com
7,472
20,873
179
Orkut
17,069
19,871
16
Bharatstudent.com
4,292
4,432
3
Yahoo! Pulse
N/A
3,507
N/A
Twitter.com
984
3,341
239
LinkedIn.com
N/A
3,267
N/A
Zedge.net
1,767
3,206
81
Ibibo.com
1,562
2,960
89
Yahoo! Buzz
542
1,807
233
Shtyle.fm
407
1,550
281

Though Twitter has the highest growth rate i.e. 239% but it’s still far behind from Facebook and Orkut. If these statistics are to be believed then Twitter will become Number 1 Social Networking Site in India much sooner than expected.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Satinder Panesar
Entrepreneur & founder of GWT systems pvt ltd. Satinder's pragmatic approach helped the company not only to survive the worst IT crises but also managed to increase the clientÈle. Satinder is currently working with green companies, around the world, and is promoting Green computing.

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