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Facebook: No.1 in the Philippines

While Google dominates the web traffic globally, Facebook seems to get the heart of the Filipinos. Recent data from the Amazon's subsidiary company, Alexa.com shows that Facebook is the king of the internet here in the Philippines. It is currently the number one website in the country pushing search engines like Yahoo and Google on second and third places.




Facebook had a very steep growth rate in the recent years. It has overtaken several pioneering social networking sites like Friendster. The same report also shows that most of the web sites in the top ten slots are social networking related. These sites are the following:

No. 4 YouTube.com
You tube is the number one video sharing website in the world. You tube is owned by Google.

No. 6 Friendster.com
As mentioned earlier, Friendster slowly declined in popularity in the country. Most of its former users have now converted to Facebook.



No. 7 Blogger.com
Blogger is a free blog hosting website. It is the host of all Blogspot blogs in the web. Blogger is bought by Google in 2003.

No. 9 Multiply.com
Multiply is a social netwoking site focused on sharing media such as photos, videos and blogs.

No.10 Twitter.com
2009 has been a great year for Twitter because in that year Twitter's popularity exploded. The same is true here in the Philippines. The 140-character microblogging website seems to already have a solid ground in the world of internet.




The trend toward social networking is evident in the recent news. For example, Google launched its Google Buzz service. It is a microblogging platform built into Gmail accounts. Yahoo already put an update capability in its ubiquitous mail service. And much recently, Microsoft's office email, Outlook now has social sharing capabilities. The web has never been more social than it is now. And it looks like it will not halt anytime soon.

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