It seems that even though the idea of fair competition is the base of our economic system, it’s also true that Darwin’s law applies. Even though the Internet is a vast place to do, invent, innovate and apply whatever you want, trends, sophistication and even domination are inevitable. There may be several Facebook wanna-be’s, but what network is considered the third largest “nation” in the world?
Not even a decade ago, MySpace was the leading social network on the Internet, where is it now? Who has mentioned it? Now, it all appears to be a world domination outbreak, like shown in the following World Map imitating a Risk Game Board.
As you can see, the map changes over time to show your world distribution as far as social networks go. Month after month Facebook seems to conquer a new territory. In this Napoleonic world domination there are a few contenders strong enough to keep Hannibal at the gates so it seems. Just as the original article where this map appears (Facebook’s Dominance) on The Next Web, I say there is quite the resistance in a few areas, just like Q Zone in China.
Exactly what factors seem to be holding FB from being the Risk Game winner? As you can see, the countries who have left it out are mostly nationalist-like as far as ideology goes: Brazil, China, and Russia. Globalization may be the dominant ideology in the world, but there are still a few conquests to do. Perhaps it is better to keep complete monopoly from happening, what do you think?