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Copains d’Avant is the top social network in France

Not Facebook nor Skyrock. The main social network in France in terms of user accounts is Copains d’Avant, which gets together former school and university students. This is at least what shows a study by Ifop, a research company that has interviewed 1,000 people.

These are the top social networks in France:
1. Copains d’Avant: 49% of French Internet users do have an account in this network.
2. Windows Live Messenger: 46%
3. Facebook: 37%
4. Trombi: 19%
5. MySpace, Skyrock, Viadeo: 8%
8. Hi5, Twitter: 5%

Twitter is a very interesting case. Few people do have an account but it has grown a lot in terms of public knowledge (notoriété): from 28% in Spring 2009 to 63% in Autumn 2009. Also to note that Facebook is pretty much known by everybody in France, even net users older thatn 65 do know it.