Posts Categorized: Social Media


what happened when facebook blocked Thailand

One telco in Thailand just confirmed the military forced it briefly to block Facebook

What exactly happened when Facebook was blocked in Thailand? Now we have an answer, but it's still a murky issue.

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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Twitter has close to 20 million active users in Indonesia

Now that both Facebook and Apple have offices in Indonesia, there’s only one more tech giant the country’s netizens are waiting for R...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 7:44 pm
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Microsoft made a creepy robot that talks to you on WeChat, and Tencent just banned it

The conversational AI project dubbed Xiaobing functioned as an official account that could be invited to chat with both individuals and grou...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 9:24 pm
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If you see this, the page is blocked by the NCPO

After Thailand’s coup, rulers want to meet with Facebook, Google, Line, to discuss censoring individual users

Thailand’s IT ministry plans to send a government representative to Singapore to talk to Facebook and Google, and another team to Japan to...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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WeChat social gifting

There’s now a way to gift something to a buddy inside WeChat

There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The newly-launched service is created by a Chi...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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Kakao Talk

Korean messaging app KakaoTalk to merge with Daum, the country’s second-largest web portal (UPDATED)

In yet another major development in the global chat app wars, popular Korea-based messaging startup Kakao looks set to merge with Daum, the ...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Gay flirting app Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Gay social network Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Moovz, a location-based social app for gay guys, has secured a new round of funding worth $1.4 million to help it grow.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

China's Weibo pulled in $67.5 million in revenue in Q1 2014. This is the first earnings report since its IPO.

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 10:54 am
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Under martial law: tanks hit streets of Thailand while people take selfies and post pics of hot soldiers

It’s been less than 24 hours since the kingdom of Thailand fell under martial law, but it seems Thais are used to it already.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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A dating app for calling total strangers in your area? That's a real thing in China

A dating app for calling total strangers in your area? It’s real in China, and it just got $15 million in funding

This is the most bizarre twist that we’ve seen on a dating app all year. Bilin, a Chinese app that lets you call and chat with total stran...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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Thailand coup

5 Twitter accounts to follow for updates on Thailand’s coup

here are five Twitter users we’ve handpicked as reliable sources of information about what’s happening in Thailand as the coup rumbles o...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Thailand social media stats: 28 million on Facebook, 4.5 million on Twitter, 1.7 million on Instagram

Thailand has 28 million Facebook users, growing 53 percent faster than the previous year. That makes Thailand Facebook’s ninth biggest cou...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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facebook blocked Thailand

Facebook inaccessible in Thailand, many fear coup leaders blocked it (UPDATED: now working fine)

This afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm local time, many people across Thailand noticed that Facebook is inaccessible in the country.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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WeChat and other messaging apps forced to ‘clean up’ as China’s latest web crackdown continues

China’s web crackdown in the past couple of months has been wide-ranging, extending from pornography to the spread of online rumors.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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Facebook cuts off Anonymous Philippines’ page following attacks against Chinese websites

Hacker collective Anonymous Philippines’ has lost access to their own Facebook page.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Secret clone made in China cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

China’s top Secret clone cleans up its act, changes name, set to relaunch with fresh UI

Earlier this week, the pixel-perfect Secret clone vanished from the iOS App Store in mysterious circumstances. Now it’s heading back with ...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

Tencent puts money into new $36 million funding round for Whisper

The new funding for Whisper was led by Shasta Ventures, along with participation from Chinese web giant Tencent and several others.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Thailand Martial Law troops

As Thailand falls under martial law, here’s how Thais keep up to date on the web and social media

As of 3 a.m. local time last night, Thailand’s army declared martial law across the country after over half a year of political unrest.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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