Why FriendFeed is so popular in Italy / we are social

You may have seen this infographic created by  Davide Basile, which shows just how popular  FriendFeed is here in Italy (and also other countries like Turkey and Japan).

The facile answer is that  Metcalfe’s law took effect with FriendFeed here in Italy, as it did with  Orkut in Brazil and India, and  hi5 in Central America – there’s a big enough critical mass of users of the service in the country for other users in the same country to get value from it, and the effect is self re-enforcing.