Top 6 social networks in Japan

Japan’s social media landscape is diverse and fragmented, with many big players battling for dominance (and working together). Facebook and Twitter are popular, but local players Mixi and Gree also have lasting appeal across Japan, while mobile and social gaming sites are also hugely popular. We look at the top 6 social networks in Japan.

Global Internet use: 634m websites and 2.4bn users

During 2012, there were 2.4 billion web users and 1.3bn smartphones, recording 2.7bn Facebook likes and 175m tweets per day, according to new data. The findings, from website monitoring firm Pingdom, come as part of a new report looking back at internet usage 2012....