My first fortnight in Sydney passed and the only social media entity I’m surrounded by is neither Google, Yahoo nor Twitter, but Facebook.
My experience with the University of New South Wales confirms my hypothesis on the Viralization of Facebook:
In UNSW we have over 100 clubs and societies. Student activities and career orientation programs here are organized make use of Facebook as a platform for announcements, discussions, networking and to some extent, information storage.
Newly arrived students are inevitably invited to create a Facebook account, connect to others and join many of the student groups.
Influencers are ubiquitous. And they’re not necessarily the tech-savvy; mainly, they have something to share.
Around 2,600,000 Australian are in Australian network, around 12% of the whole population of Australia.
A quick check on Alexa shows that Facebook is ranking 3rd in Australia, only after the two Google’s properties. Considering their popularity and potential to dominate the web further, I’m not surprised if Facebook wants to shift from relationship-centric to content-centric.
Following VnExpress & VTC, ThanhNien Online – currently ranking 12th in Vietnam on Alexa – has rolled out a new design.
This new portal is built on Microsoft SharePoint 2007. Media is built on Microsoft Silverlight.
Overall, the blue theme is more pleasant to the eyes than VnExpress is. Since content is right on the left, it is easier to zoom in than with VTC.
Technically, the biggest issues with SharePoint is performance and scalability. Do you think ThanhNien would encounter any problems with these?
What do you think of this design?
News feed is implemented in CyVee
faceViet launched new Beta with an interface different from that of Facebook.
They provide a rich Blogging platform and Music (both audio and video) embedding which are not present in Facebook core.
More reviews will come later soon…
yUp! opens Beta, as previously reported.
yobanbe has been transferred to Zing domain yobanbe.zing.vn
Good move for boosting Zing’s Alexa rank.
yeah1 grows from a forum to a community for teenagers. They aim at building a magazine and a TV channel for this market.
Not a purely social networking site, but it’s worth mentioning that VCCorp’s CafeF has offered WordPress-powered blogging platform that specializes in Stock, and a Q&A channel at blog.cafef.vn
Any other interesting updates?