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The social network craze in Latin America

Take a guess at Latin America's most popular social networks.
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A reveller dressed as a Facebook profile joins a parade in Rio de Janeiro on March 5, 2011. (Antonio Scorza/AFP/Getty Images)

There's a whole wide world of social networks out there, and Latin America isn't missing out on the party.

More than 95 percent of internet users in Latin America now use social networks, up 16 percent from a year ago, according to a study by internet analysts comScore.

But just what networks are they using? Here's the list:

1. Facebook (91 million visitors)
2. Windows Live Profile (35.5 million visitors)
3. Orkut (34.4 million visitors)
4. Twitter (24.3 million visitors)

And which countries spend the most time on social networks?

1. Argentina
2. Chile
3. Colombia
4. Venezuela
5. Mexico

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