Facebook is still not #1.
According to this study. Of the 1,002 people to participate in the study, 49% had an account on French social network site Copains d’Avant versus 37% with profiles on Facebook. Even Windows Live beat Facebook, making their 350-million person platform #3 in France. Weird. Then again, let’s remember that this info is only based on the limited group of participants in the study.
What about Twitter?
The same study found that only 5% of France was on Twitter, however, in November 2009 – the same month that Twitter became available in French – Ifop released a slightly different figure via a similar study on the status of Twitter and microblogging in France.
60% of the 1,052 participants had heard of Twitter and only 9% had a Twitter account.
And get this: 79% of French Twitter users claimed that their main use for microblogging was to discover special offers and promotions.
RIP Yammer and Friendfeed.
Sadly only 4% had heard of Friendfeed and only 1% had heard of Yammer. I guess they may want to consider Tweeting in French.