It's now the No. 1 social network in a majority of European countries, a year after the site started offering translated versions for international users.
Caroline McCarthyFormer Staff writer, CNET News
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Facebook has become the top social network in a majority of European countries for the first time, according to analytics firm ComScore's newly released figures for February.
That's most dramatically reflected in Spain, where Facebook's reach has grown tenfold over the course of only a year and is now in the No. 1 spot
In fact, ComScore said Wednesday, the only countries where Facebook isn't the No. 1 or No. 2 social network are Germany, where it ranks fourth; Russia, where it's seventh; and Portugal, where it's third. Facebook's biggest stronghold in Europe is still the U.K., where it has 22.7 million active users, followed by France with 13.7 million.