Monday, June 8, 2009

Social networking

I want to see this temporally. But, for now, it's a great snapshot.

Social networking sites are, of course, quite language-based (it's easier to add a friend when you receive an email in your own language) because social networks are language based. But, still, very interesting. I've still yet to hear a good explanation as to why Orkut is the site of choice in India and Brazil (where Google moved Orkut's management), two seemingly disparate markets. I think it shows two things. One, social networks are built from the ground up, in several different formats and, two, despite the popularity of Facebook, there's no real killer app (otherwise, why wouldn't Brazil and India succumb to Facebookization?). Yet.

(And, no, it's not Twitter)

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