Posts Categorized: Social Media



The Top 10 Chinese Searches on Baidu in 2012 — Hint: There’s a Lot About Corruption

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) loves lists as much as the next human, so the leading Chinese search engine has compiled the top ten searches for hot ne...

  • December 20, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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WeChat App Implicated at Trial of Pedophile in China

The trial of a sexual predator in Guangdong province in southern China has implicated the smash-hit messaging app WeChat as the way that the...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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This is How Luxury Brands Do Awesome Social Media Marketing in China in 2012

China’s online market is vast and growing at an insane rate – Chinese e-commerce sales are projected to triple from now to 2015 ...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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Cooliris Launches its Photo App in China With Renren Integration

The folks over at Cooliris have been pretty busy of late, recently pushing a new update for its iOS app with support for new services like G...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Tencent: WeChat App Set to Surpass 300 Million Users Next Month

Already the world’s biggest messaging app, WeChat seems to be accelerating its growth even further in the past few months. That’...

  • December 18, 2012
  • at 4:49 pm
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Japanese Startup Giftee Has Free Chicken for Your Facebook Friends

Last year you may recall that we featured Japanese startup Giftee, a service that lets you send real gifts to your friends via Twitter or Fa...

  • December 18, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Lax Real-Name Policies Hurting Chinese Dating Sites

We’ve written quite a bit about the lax enforcement of real-name policies on Chinese social networking platforms like Sina and Tencent...

  • December 18, 2012
  • at 4:27 am
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IndSight Helps You Analyze Indonesian Social Media Trends

NoLimit, an Indonesian startup that specializes in analyzing social media through conversation analysis, launched its IndSight project a cou...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 11:13 pm
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Google Zeitgeist: What was Asia Searching for in 2012?

It’s that time of year again, when we see all sorts of media publishing a barrage of year-in-review pieces. Obviously some are better ...

  • December 13, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Sina Weibo’s Hottest Topics and Most Popular Users of 2012

Oh yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: the time when everyone starts releasing end of year lists. And while most of them ar...

  • December 20, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Separating the Men from the Boys in Japan’s Online Social Scene

The folks over at Looops Communications recently put together a good overview of some of the major social platforms in Japan [1]. And there&...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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2012 in Review According to Facebook

We recently mentioned Google’s end-of-year Zeitgeist presentation, which summarized the hottest topics from the past year, included wi...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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Microblogging’s Slow Start in Vietnam

In September 2012, I stood in front of an audience of over 700 people at Barcamp Saigon and asked “Who uses facebook?” Everybody...

  • December 18, 2012
  • at 6:09 pm
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‘Line Play’ Virtual World Comes Out of Beta With a Million Users

NHN’s Japan has officially brought it’s Line Play virtual world application out of beta, and is now officially launching. The se...

  • December 18, 2012
  • at 3:35 pm
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Web of Failure: How China’s Internet Policies Have Doomed Chinese Soft Power

This past week, even as net users across the country were discovering that China’s Great Firewall has been upgraded and that many VPNs...

  • December 18, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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In Vietnam, One Tipping Point Leads to the Next

Lately, when thinking about the Vietnam startup scene, I’ve been wondering about tipping points. The online landscape in Vietnam has e...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 11:34 pm
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Vuclip’s Nokia App Hits 1 Million Downloads, Really Taking Off in India

As we’ve said before on the blog, feature phones and their users shouldn’t be ignored – even in terms of monetization. And...

  • December 13, 2012
  • at 11:46 pm
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India’s Hike App Goes Global, Ready to Zap Messages Across Android, iPhone, WP

The India-made messaging app Hike, which we previewed back in September, has made good on its promise to launch internationally. And to make...

  • December 12, 2012
  • at 11:54 pm
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