Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

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Facebook threatens Orkut in India

Apr 25, 2010

Facebook threatens Orkut in India

India has long been an Orkut holdout for Social Media dominance. Lately, however, Orkut’s lead is not looking so certain. Please consider the following three graphs. CONCLUSION: From below data, we can see a repetition of a trend that took place across SE Asia already. When people try out Facebook, they tend to make it

Internet Trends Towards Cars, Toys and Green

Aug 22, 2009

Internet Trends Towards Cars, Toys and Green

Usage of the Internet in the US is turning more towards Green issues, Toys and Cars, according to July numbers just released by comScore Media Metrix. Top 10 Gaining Site Categories* by Percentage Change in Unique Visitors (U.S.)

comScore: Facebook now rules Asia

Jul 12, 2009

comScore: Facebook now rules Asia

With several months of rampant growth, the latest numbers from comScore World Metrix show Facebook as THE dominant social network in across Asia. The nearest rival, Baidu Space, has nearly 5 percentage points less reach than Facebook. The reasons behind this are varied by market, but Facebook’s popularity is partly due to the desire of

Orkut 3x bigger than Facebook in India

Feb 17, 2009

Orkut 3x bigger than Facebook in India

Latest research from ComScore about India is that Orkut beat Facebook in December 2008 with more than 12.8 million visitors, an increase of 81 percent from the previous year. Orkut’s audience was three times the size of its nearest competitor in the category, Facebook.com. Facebook had 4 million visitors, up 150 percent versus year ago,

Japan: The greying of email

Jan 15, 2009

Web-based email more popular among older users…In further proof that email is fast becoming an “old people” communication channel, a report released today by ComScore shows that the fastest growth of web-based email use in Japan is among the +55 crowd. (88 percent increase over the last year.) Internet users between the ages of 45-54

More Searches from China, but Koreans Search more often

Jun 24, 2008

More Searches from China, but Koreans Search more often

South Korea’s Internet searchers conducted an average of 104 searches in April, nearly twice as many as Malaysians, who clocked in at 54 searches per searcher in April, according to Comscore’s latest findings. Perhaps the Malaysians should help the South Koreans find what they are looking for? Asia’s largest number of searches, not surprisingly, came

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