By 2015, India will have more Facebook users than any other country on Earth - tilting the social-networking action away from the West and toward one of the fastest-growing emerging markets on the planet.
Despite significant differences in government, infrastructure, availability of access and cultural practices around the world, social networking is growing in every single market. The penetration of social networking sites ranges from 53% in China to 98% in the US, with 41 of the 43 markets individually reported by comScore seeing a market penetration of 85% or more.
By Elizabeth Daley* Society has only begun to experiment with the applications of social media in the public’s interest. As more citizens adopt mobile devices and social networks in their everyday routines, the potential for social media to play a...
An African administrative chief uses Twitter to help solve problems and maintain order in his Kenyan village, showing another example of how social media has evolved beyond wired metropolises to reac...
"Your Facebook dollars at work THE symmetry is elegant: almost a billion people in the world lack access to clean water, while the social media sites Facebook and Twitter have roughly the same number of use...... " This led to a social media initiative to raise money in this environment namely FB. This is a good example where the strategy is not aligned to the social media tactics. An education is required.
We’re halfway done with 2011, a year marked by remarkable, revolutionary uprisings in the Middle East - uprisings facilitated and documented on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media........ Was the impact so dramatic because today Internet access has reached the status of a basic need – like clean water or electricity? The United Nations, in fact, recently declared that disconnecting people from the Internet is a violation of human rights.
The business for the Islamic banks is booming, there is a huge market of 15-30 year olds, they are interested in banking and they are using financial services and it is an age-group that’s more valuable than banks currently recognise. Social Networking has reached over 80% of the population in many countries; this therefore seems like a prime route in for struggling Western banks.
After thousands of civilians have faced military trials post-revolution, local activists decided to launch a campaign on Facebook seeking for people’s support to bombard SCAF’s website with criticism against the practice......Another ongoing practice is regular meetings organized by local activists known as TweetNadwa. The main goal is to exchange information about how to use social media and digital tools to promote political changes in the country.
Social media and politicsDaily Times Nigeria (blog)Social media has played a relatively pivotal role in almost all the recent revolutions that have spanned/are spanning North Africa and the Middle East.
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