Awesome map shows every country’s favourite website

News.com.au

OCTOBER 07, 2013

Google dominates in Australia. Picture via the Oxford Internet Institute

Google dominates in Australia. Picture via the Oxford Internet Institute Source: Supplied

WHICH website is more popular: Google or Facebook?

That depends on which country you’re in.

The search engine giant is king in Australia, the US, and most of Europe and South East Asia.

But Facebook is the most visited in North Africa, Mexico, much of South America and parts of the Middle East.

Click here to see a larger image of the map.

Oxford Internet Institute researchers Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata made a map showing the most visited website in each country, which is weighted by internet population.

In China, search engine Baidu is the most visited website while Yahoo! dominates in Japan. Russian search engine Yandex is the most visited website in Russia, and an email client is the most visited in Kazakhstan, The Atlantic reports .

“We are likely still in the very beginning of the Age of Internet Empires,” the researchers wrote. “But, it may well be that the territories carved out now will have important implications for which companies end up controlling how we communicate and access information for many years to come.”


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