Facebook will surge ahead in India

I was just reading an interesting news-story, published in today’s edition of Economic times. It compares Facebook & Orkut in India. The story which quotes data from Vizisense.com, predicts that inside 7 months Facebook should be able to overtake Orkut.

There was a time, when Orkut was a dominating force in India. If you trackback to 2005-2006,  you hadn’t even heard about Facebook.

The article rightly compares the Orkut > Facebook transition to Hotmail > Gmail’s. Although it emphasizes Orkut’s rapid decline in India some of the comparison parameters are quite interesting:

Comparison table: Facebook & Orkut

What are your thoughts on Facebook’s phenomenal growth in India?


Filed under Facebook, orkut, Web 2.0

3 responses to “Facebook will surge ahead in India

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  2. The growth rate of Facebook compared to Orkut is phenomenal. Today, more number of Indian users spend their time on facebook rather on Orkut.

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