Facebook vs the World: Tracking Your Friendships around the Globe


By web gangsta | Published:

Web Watch has traveled all over the world and has made tons of friends.

We could call up folks from Hong Kong to Morocco, and places in-between using that old-fashioned telephone thingie.

Sure, we could use Facebook to reach out to all our friends, but why do something that impersonal when you can reach out and touch someone with a phone call?

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Well, that is one of the beautiful things about Facebook is that it IS worldwide, and does allow you to make that personal connection with your long-lost buddies from around the world.

And it’s exactly that GLOBAL FACEBOOK USAGE that has led to this INTERACTIVE MAP OF FACEBOOK CONNECTIONS, where you can see that it really is a Small World After All.

Looking at the US Facebook users, their five most popular connections with foreign countries are:

  1. Mexico
  2. Canada
  3. Dominican Republic
  4. the UK
  5. Australia

But if we look at the top friendship connections from Australia, the top five connections are being made at:

  1. New Zealand
  2. the UK
  3. Ireland
  4. Singapore
  5. Hong Kong

Even Canada, America’s #2, has some interesting Top 5 connections:

  1. Australia
  2. the UK
  3. The US
  4. Philippines
  5. Hong Kong

When you think about your worldwide connections, what country do you spend most of your time Facebooking with?  Does the map hold true for your little slice of Facebook paradise?