How many Twitter clones in Vietnam have perished? What next?

By , December 3, 2011 6:41 am

Since 2008, the following

  1. qblog.vn
  2. hola.vn
  3. tiutit.com
  4. nhangui.com
  5. lamgi.com
  6. kucku.vn
  7. tictac.vn

A veteran from the Twitter clone craze in 2008 is mimo.vn and they did implement the SMS mass messaging feature that I had hinted. Another one is also left is saigonica.com

In 2011, these new local micro-blogging products were launched:

  1. ming.vn from VCCorp
  2. live.zing.vn from VNG
  3. pega.vn from VCCorp [slightly different in that it works on "add friend" mechanism instead of follow]
  4. vsao.vn

The wave of Weibo cloning will be observable in 2012.

Meanwhile, Tumblr is growing rapidly. Vietnamese users like right-brain products.

3 Responses to “How many Twitter clones in Vietnam have perished? What next?”

  1. Hi Tran, my name is Patrick – I’m a lecturer at RMIT in Saigon and I’m doing research on social media in Vietnam. I’m curious what you mean when you says “Vietnamese users like right-brain products.” What do you mean exactly? can you explain? How is a platform like Tumbler or Facebook different from a microblog like Twitter or Mimo or Weibo?

    Many thanks!
    Patrick

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