Facebook clone sites appearing worldwide

July 28, 2008 12:35:36 PM PDT
To see how hard it can be for U.S. Web companies to go global, look no further than Facebook -- which is facing off against itself.

So-called "clones" of the wunderkind social-networking Web site -- some of which resemble Facebook right down to color, font and layout -- have popped up in local languages around the world, complicating Facebook's expansion dreams.