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Another possibility worth considering is that people in other cities
are using other online tools rather than Facebook. For example, Orkut
is particularly big in Brazil (despite its origins in the US). There
might be some interesting analysis to be done regarding which social
networking sites do well in various locations, but I'd be very wary of
making general conclusions for a particular city based on its
citizens' participation in a single site.
On 4/23/07, Alvin Chin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Here's an interesting stat, from this blog entry
> Toronto has the largest Facebook network, surpassing New York and
> London, UK. I would have thought that San Francisco or San Jose (some
> place in Silicon Valley) would surely beat us, since they're strongly
> into online social networking and Web 2.0, but apparently we're
> beating them in Facebook.
> So, what does this mean for Toronto, does this mean that we're leading
> the pack in social networking technologies and online social
> networking? Does this mean, that Toronto lacks face-to-face and
> social contact compared to other cities? Or, does this mean that
> Toronto forms a more cohesive and larger social network and virtual
> community than others because due its multiculturalism. What are some
> factors that make this Facebook statistic?
> It would be interesting to conduct a study analyzing Facebook in
> Toronto and compare that with physical community in Toronto, and see
> if due to the social fabric in Toronto, this is how the Facebook
> network comes to be.
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