Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

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Indonesia: The Next Big Thing in Digital

Mar 28, 2011

Indonesia: The Next Big Thing in Digital

This infographic and below video were created by students of Michael Netzley at Singapore Management University. Nice work, @hicais, @mavechan, @sugerine and @trixiayong! Any of you interested in a summer internship at Ogilvy? Send me an email. More from Netzley’s students can be seen on the class wiki.

Analysis of Indonesian Twitter Use

Mar 15, 2011

Analysis of Indonesian Twitter Use

Indonesia is now the source of 15 percent of the world’s Tweets, coming in third place globally behind the US and Brazil, according to the below recent analysis by Saling Silang. Indonesia’s Tweets peak on Thursdays, but weekends are highly active……On weekends, Indonesians send out more Tweets per person than at any other time during

Will Egypt Kill Sina Weibo?

Feb 22, 2011

Will Egypt Kill Sina Weibo?

Ongoing unrest in the Arab world already prompted China’s government to limit news on the unrest and filter searches and Tweets. Beyond censorship, these actions now may have financial impact on China’s most prominent Internet properties. Deutsche Bank last night downgraded their outlook for Sina, based on potential government action against Sina Weibo. Although filtered,

Asia Accounts for 37% of World’s Tweets

Sep 23, 2010

Asia Accounts for 37% of World’s Tweets

Japan is one of the world’s top Twitter nations, but Asia more broadly accounts for a huge share of global Tweets. Statistics are hard to chase down, but a company in Paris, Semiocast, did a study in which they found: Users in Asia, mainly located in Japan, Indonesia and South Korea, account for 37% of

WoZai: China Twitter Clone, Built 1 Celebrity At A Time

Aug 18, 2010

WoZai: China Twitter Clone, Built 1 Celebrity At A Time

Twitter clones are all the rage these days in China, but operating a Social Media platform can be tough in the country that blocks Twitter along with YouTube, Facebook, Slideshare and others. David Liu runs one of the China-based, Twitter-like platforms, WoZai, so I asked him how he will break out from the pack of

Demographics of China’s Twitter Users

Feb 21, 2010

Demographics of China’s Twitter Users

In China, Twitter has taken an exceptional turn relative to other sites blocked by the government. Properties like Facebook, YouTube and Flickr have languished when blocked by Beijing, but Twitter has continued to gain in popularity. Since being blocked, Facebook usage in China has plunged from hundreds of thousands of users in mainland China to

In Chinese, Twitter Actually Means “Blog”

Jan 12, 2010

In Chinese, Twitter Actually Means “Blog”

Thanks to the Chinese language, Twitter in China has quite a different meaning. Not literally, of course. In fact, Twitter has pretty much no meaning to the vast majority of Chinese Internet users. Along with a range of other prominent foreign-owned Social Media sites, Twitter is blocked by the government’s Great Firewall. (In addition to

Hong Kong Twestival Supports the FCC Charity Fund

Sep 1, 2009

Hong Kong Twestival Supports the FCC Charity Fund

The Global Twestival, celebration of Twitter, is coming to Hong Kong and I am very pleased to say it is supporting the FCC Charity Fund. A great scholarship and language training program that I have been involved with for 7 years. Here’s the details: Following the success of the first global Twestival on 12th February,

Paul Krugman’s Twitter Bubble

Jul 30, 2009

Paul Krugman’s Twitter Bubble

The Social Media space for Economists on Twitter reveals an interesting Bubble around Paul Krugman. (Please note: There is an important – and amusing – update at the bottom of this posting.) 1- Many followers Among the top 20 economists on Twitter, it appears that Paul Krugman is the most important, by rank of followers.

Facebook: WHO you know; Twitter: WHAT you know

Jul 25, 2009

Facebook: WHO you know; Twitter: WHAT you know

Users clicking onto videos links sent via Twitter spend significantly longer watching those videos than those arriving from Digg or Facebook, according to a new study by video stats site TubeMogul. The methodology (below) seems fairly robust, so it may offer a real insight into current Twitter usage: On Twitter you can follow interesting people,

Curtis Winston

Mar 21, 2009

Curtis Winston

Curtis Winston has been based in Bangkok as a journalist and film critic since 2003. He is also known as Wise Kwai, author of the popular Thai Film Journal. If you learn one thing from Winston, it should be this – see Tears of the Black Tiger – it was this film that got him

Angus Lau

Mar 8, 2009

Angus Lau

Hong Kong’s resident Web 2.0 expert through his influential English-language blog 852signal, Angus Lau travels extensively around China He has also written articles for the China Web Review and Read/Write Web. Like all avid social media enthusiasts, he maintains an active Twitter feed – recently telling his followers that he “Just had some Hanu beef,

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