Wednesday, February 20, 2008

SNATW: Facts & Figures Asia

The last few years, Asia has constantly been in the news with regards to technological progress, international trade, etc. On the social networking front, special interest sites closely follow friendship communities, indicating that Asia has both advanced SN sites as well as older, more traditional communities.

Remark: The vast majority of Asian social networks, are focussed on the own community (Chinese, Korean,...) and usually in the local language only. Localisation (putting a website into different languages, targeting different cultures) doesn't seem a high priority for most of these sites so far, leaving the Western world outside.

More on Asian networks on p 285-307

To compare Asia to the rest of the world, read our previous post.

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