Oxford University, England researchers believe that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are currently ruling the internet world.
Both these companies are kings of different regions of the world. Google dominates India and West whereas Facebook has an extremely strong presence in the Middle East, most of the Spanish-speaking regions and North Africa.
According to researchers Facebook dominates the larger part of the worldwide internet market, however Google is fast catching up. Researchers say that Facebook is the most visited site in 50 countries whereas Google is in second place with domination in 36 countries. YouTube, which is owned by Google, is the most visited site in 14 countries.
Data gathered from Asia is a bit different; in China the search engine Baidu is currntely in lead and used by almost half billion Chinese internet users. Baidu is also South Korea’s top search engine; however researchers believe that this could be results obtained from center data. In countries Taiwan and Japan, Yahoo is the most dominant website.
Researchers have not yet found any conclusive data for the region of Sub-Saharan Africa. Domination of Google exists in Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. And countries including Sudan, Senegal and Ghana are ruled by Facebook. Researchers believe that this data clearly indicates the start of a new Internet age and in the next few years countries will go for companies that control communication between people and information access.
This information was collected by Alexa that specializes in research; Alexa has been offering web analytics services since 1996.
In the premarket, shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) went up by 1.02% ($47.62). Shares of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) also went up by 0.24% ($855.75).