Orkut Leads Social Networking Market in Brazil But Facebook Growing Fast
Although Orkut still maintains a relatively wide lead ahead of Facebook.com in Brazil, Facebook.com is quickly gaining on the markets leading brand. In the past year, Facebook.com has seen its Brazilian audience grow from just 8 million visitors to more than 24 million visitors. An analysis of cross visitation between the two sites shows that 21.1 million people visited both Orkut and Facebook.com during June 2011. This demonstrates that many consumers are adding Facebook.com to their existing social networking portfolio, but may not be ready to choose one brand over the other as their primary social network.
These findings are part of the recent comScore report, The Rise of Social Networking in Latin America.
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