There are very few parts of the globe untouched by the social media revolution, however, not everyone has unfettered access to it.
A number of countries block access to sites like Facebook and Twitter, most notably China which also happens to have over 500 million of its citizens online.
You would think that the tight grip of the government would stifle all in its path but the reality is quite the opposite. A quarter of all social network users in the world are Chinese and as this infographic from GPlus, courtesy of Business Insider, shows, there is a vast array of networking sites that have developed to take the place of Facebook and Youtube and found the balance between compliance and service.
Not only are there a host of sites but the infographic also points out the number of factors that are driving this social media dragon.