Facebook is enjoying rapid international growth — it caught up to MySpace — and it could be getting much bigger soon. The site has just launched a Chinese language edition, along with a Russian version, which means its now available in 20 languages.
The move makes sense — and not only because China is the most populated country in the world. Chinese speakers are already on Facebook, and the China network has more than 280,000 members without language support. That’s more than Japan or South Korea — and Facebook already had versions that supported native speakers from those countries.