Country: Brazil

Google's social networking push in the States centers around Google+. However, in 2004 the search giant launched its first social network, a site developed by an Turkish employee named Orkut Buyukkoten. While the site didn't fare well in the U.S., the site took off in Brazil. So much so that more than half of Orkut's users are from the South American country. Instead of deeming the project a fail, Google decided to move the headquarters to Brazil in 2008.