Some thoughts after trawling through data I’m collecting on Facebook membership in selected Asia Pacific countries Membership of Facebook in developed Asia Pacific territories declined for the first time in a year in September, suggesting, possibly, that interest in the social networking site in the region has peaked. The figures may also reveal insights on whether, in developing… Read More »
I’ve seen some posts recently suggesting that Facebook is not doing well in Asia-Pacific. This, for example, from Forrester’s Reineke Reitsma: For example, Facebook is struggling to gain ground in Asia Pacific: With 58% of online adults accessing it, Orkut is the leading social platform in metropolitan India, while 27% of Japanese online adults use mixi; and in… Read More »
Here are the latest figures for Facebook populations in Asia-Pacific: Country Users Australia 7,395,200 New Zealand 1,279,260 Indonesia 15,254,060 Singapore 1,763,340 Malaysia 4,155,880 Philippines 8,667,880 Thailand 2,000,320 Hong Kong 2,565,440 China 60,440 India 5,459,440 While there’s no doubt that Facebook is the premier social networking site in most Asia-Pacific countries, with subscription growing by about 20% in the… Read More »
It’s a cheap shot, I know, but it’s too good to pass up as an illustration of the need for a bare minimum of research by PR folk before they hit the send button on mass emails to reporters. I’m not going to name names here, but a ‘leading global communications consultancy’ has just invited the Far Eastern… Read More »
A request to readers in Asia Pacific: I’m looking into the subject of telecommuting — working from home — and trying to gather experiences of folk who have tried it in Asia. Anyone who may fit that bill — or has a view — and who would like to talk about it, please do contact me on email@example.com.