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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, talks with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in front of a monitor displaying a facebook page of Prime Minister's Office of Japan as they meet at the latter's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, March 29, 2012. Zuckerberg said Japan's tsunami has inspired him to seek more ways for his ubiquitous social media platform to help people hit by natural disasters. Zuckerberg told Noda that he believes Facebook can be used to keep people in disasters in touch with each other and provide crucial information in a time of crisis.

Facebook takes off in Japan as local network Mixi struggles

By Mon, Jul 02, 2012 5:40PM UTC Comments Off Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, talks with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in front of a monitor displaying a facebook page of Prime Minister's Office of Japan as they meet at the latter's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, March 29, 2012. Zuckerberg said Japan's tsunami has inspired him to seek more ways for his ubiquitous social media platform to help people hit by natural disasters. Zuckerberg told Noda that he believes Facebook can be used to keep people in disasters in touch with each other and provide crucial information in a time of crisis.

One in two Americans has one. In the United Arab Emirates it’s three in every five. But in Japan it’s just three in 10. Only 30 per cent of Japanese people have a Facebook profile. While this is still comparatively low to most other developed countries, 30 per cent is a huge increase on last...

Study: HK employees work longer, but waste time online

By Tue, Oct 18, 2011 5:39AM UTC 2 Comments Study: HK employees work longer, but waste time online

We’ve always heard that Hong Kong people spend too much time at work, often due to demanding bosses, unrealistic deadlines and understaffed departments. But what about extended sessions of unproductive web surfing? Add that as a possible reason. Community Business, a non-profit group, conducted a survey and revealed that more than half of  the 1,003...

Mindtalk goes live, ready to fill social networking gap

By Wed, Jun 01, 2011 11:46AM UTC Comments Off Mindtalk goes live, ready to fill social networking gap

Tweet A new website called mindtalk went live a few days ago and is being talked about a lot lately in Twitter. Basically mindtalk as a new kind of social networking site. People like me are getting tired of social networks launched in Indonesia, because they offer nothing different than Facebook or Twitter. But it looks like...

Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines lead world in Facebook user growth

By Mon, May 30, 2011 11:29PM UTC 3 Comments Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines lead world in Facebook user growth

Facebook statistics service Socialbakers reports that Brazil, Indonesia and the Philippines registered the highest number of new sign-ups for the month of May. The Socialbakers report said that Brazil registered 11.37 percent growth, while Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia and the Philippines notched increases by 4.15 and 5.75 percent, respectively. Other Asian countries that landed in...

Infographic: The history of Twitter advertising

By Fri, May 27, 2011 3:15AM UTC 1 Comment Infographic: The history of Twitter advertising

Mashable commissioned an infographic documenting Twitter’s nascent advertising model, which began as “Promoted Tweets” in April 2010: [via DesignTaxi.com]...

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