Though Twitter's experiencing the fastest growth in India, Facebook moved passed Google's Orkut into the No. 1 slot for social networking there, with 20.9 million visitors in July, a 179% increase over July 2009, reports IBN Live in India, citing comScore findings. Twitter grew 239% year over year, while Orkut grew just 16% in India this past year. According to IBN Live, "more than 33 million … [Read more...] about Facebook passes up Orkut in India
For perspective: Snapshot of Brazil’s social networking
Facebook's now taking off there, but Brazil has had a vibrant, more mainstream social networking scene for some time, maybe even longer than the US has – because of Google's Orkut. When danah boyd's new article about class divisions in US social networking reached Pedro Augusto of Brazil's Center for Technology & Society in Rio, he emailed her about how this works in his country; she posted … [Read more...] about For perspective: Snapshot of Brazil’s social networking
Facebook No. 1 in most Asian countries, but…
...not in India, Japan, South Korea, or Taiwan, where Google's Orkut, Mixi.jp, Cyworld.co.kr, and Wretch.cc are No. 1, respectively (the US version of Cyworld ceased operation this past February). According to comScore's latest Asia-Pacific data (which don't include China), Filipinos are the biggest social networkers in the region, and 50.8 % of the total online population in the region, or 240.3 … [Read more...] about Facebook No. 1 in most Asian countries, but…
India’s digital natives
Nearly 10% of the world's under-25 population live in India, and they "are shifting their career aspirations and social life to the digital world," India's Economic Times reports. The study, by Tata Consultancy Services, surveyed 14,000 high school students in 12 cities and found that over 93% of respondents "were aware of social networking sites and used it in some way in their daily life. … [Read more...] about India’s digital natives
Will India switch to Facebook?
Facebook has serious designs on India, but "for years [Google's] Orkut has dominated the Indian social-networking scene," Business Week reports. Facebook added Hindi and five other Indian languages last month, bringing the total number of languages it supports to 57, "with several dozen more in the works." Some question why, though, since such a high percentage of India's Net-using population … [Read more...] about Will India switch to Facebook?