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Facebook gives fight social networks the most populous countries in the world

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By Marina Antonella Caruso
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Mixi in Japan and Qzone in China and Cyworld in Korea, are some of the social networks of the Asian countries that compete with Facebook in the preference of Internet

If you're of those who refuse to use Facebook and other social networking sites elect, do not feel isolated: China, Japan, Korea and India, the social network with more members in the world created by Mark Zuckerberg, is only one of the bunch .

The most populous countries have other social networks special features.

Thus, for one of the most populated countries like China, with about 1.3 billion people, the most widely used by the Internet, the network is not Zuckerberg if Qzone.

Qzone, the network created by Tencent QQ, the instant messaging company China, has over 500 million users with whom achievement to compete with Facebook, who did not leave the podium with more than 1100 million registered users.

The most popular social network of choice for Chinese adolescents offers customers the ability to share photos, write blogs, newspapers, listen to music and change the appearance to the user taste and pleasure but most of these services are paid.

Meanwhile, Japan is added to one of the few countries that resisted the rising tide of Facebook to their own network called Mixi which has 15 million users (almost 12% of the Japanese population).

While Mixi, is similar to all networks, makes the difference with using that seem to be giving young people: the majority of its users are women who use the social network to connect privately with close friends, while Facebook is designed in public use and less privacy.

At the same time, Korean culture also escapes the world created by Mark Zuckerberg, and positioned as a leader Cyworld, a social network operated by SK Communications, which has over 25 million members and, in addition to the standard features, the users can also incarnations and "mini spaces" to decorate, like an apartment, for making a game similar to the Sims experience.

Finally, we mention that was Orkut- social network launched by Google in early 2004, the same year it was founded Facebook, one of the most popular networks in India; until June of this year, because the network did not achieve international prominence as the increase of users on YouTube, Blogger and Google+ surpassed Orkut, Google decided to close the service.

Despite that, Facebook still has major competitors which should not miss or possibly very soon the world will have a new leader.

Traslation Belén Zapata