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Facebook in France

Facebook in France

According to new numbers by ComScore, Facebook has become a good deal more popular in France since adding a French-language edition to the site. There have been at least 600,000 unique visitors to the site since the language addition, and there are reports of a 2,877% increase from April of last year to April of this year.

Unfortunately, Facebook is still in second place and lagging quite a bit at that. The French social networking site of choice—which is relatively unknown in the U.S.—is called Skyrock and pulled in 11.5 million unique visitors in April compared to Facebook's 3.2 million. The design of Skyrock resembles MySpace to some degree (which is equally popular to Facebook in France) and is available in 14 different languages.

However, Facebook does have one more thing in its favor. Skyrock isn't growing at a fast pace, where as Facebook has seen phenomenal growth. At the rate they're going, Facebook may come out on top in France, beating their own social network and MySpace. There's something you won't see everyday!

Have you ventured out and "met" people from other countries through your social networking? Tell us about your experiences! [CNET]

Posted: 6/20/08