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  1. Facebook is set to face increasing challenges

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Diana Fung, University of Pennsylvania Facebook was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, who was then just 20. Eight years on, his site is the world's leading social network with more than 800 million users. Facebook will soon be traded on the stock market, enabling anyone to own a portion of the company. You may rightly ask: How does Facebook generate revenues? After all, ...

  2. Facebook and Twitter are far from being revolutionary

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the constraints of space prevented me from adding Facebook and Twitter to this list of overhyped technologies. So, in order not to deprive those who wrote in slamming yesterday's column of another ... in the West, have hailed Facebook and Twitter as quite literally revolutionary, arguing that they made possible the uprisings of the Arab spring which have swept across the Middle East. ...

  3. Activists thrive on Twitter, Facebook

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the critical role of social media in the dramatic uprisings in the Middle East this year. A report by the Dubai School of Government found that the number of Facebook users in Arab nations increased ... That's not to say these Southeast Asian countries are not tech savvy. Far from it. Indonesia now has the second most Facebook users in the world, with 38.5 million, while the Philippines ...

  4. Join Young Post on Facebook!

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First there was Xanga and then MySpace. Now it's Facebook. Many teenagers have a Facebook account. Being a teenager myself, I find Facebook the perfect tool to communicate with my ... It has given me the perfect opportunity to announce the launch of the Young Post on Facebook. If you add Young Post to your list of friends, we'll be able to keep you in touch with all ...

  5. Big brands cash in on popularity of social networking websites

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... networks such as Facebook and Xanga. PCCW has developed a small program to promote its online music subscription service MOOV on Facebook. Users download the application and put it on their Facebook personal profile pages. Other Facebook users will then be able to listen to the new hit songs being promoted by MOOV. Media Eye has learned that MOOV on Facebook was initiated by a team ...

  6. Our legislators fail when it comes to social networks

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs are massively popular in Hong Kong, but legislators don't use them to good effect. A survey by the Community Development Initiative shows that nine lawmakers in the 60-strong Legislative Council- all from the pro-government camp- don't even have a basic personal homepage. Forty have a Facebook account or a blog, while 11 have their own ...

  7. Social-networking whiz-kid sought to work as intern at Cambodian newspaper

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... for such a prestigious and demanding job. 'This job is not for everyone. It will be hard work [and] does not pay. You must have: At least 150 followers on Twitter At least 200 Facebook friends Administrator or creator of at least one Facebook group A blog with a Google Page Rank of 2 or higher 'You must be self-motivated, self-organised, creative, entrepreneurial and have a burning desire to bring ...

  8. face value

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Not so long ago, Facebook (www.facebook.com) was just another face in the crowd. It was a 'nobody' among dozens of MySpace-style social-networking websites designed to bring people together online in a club-like atmosphere. Membership to Facebook was originally restricted to students at Harvard University and other Ivy League schools in the United States. ...

  9. When location is an open secret

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jamie Carter lifestyle@scmp.com What does the place you're at say about you? Using a mobile phone to 'check in' on Facebook might seem like a good idea- perhaps to boast to friends if you're somewhere special- but no information is more precious than your current location. 'Digital flares' are a smartphone phenomenon. Facebook's Places service ...

  10. Log off, reboot

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it would become the MySpace of Asia. The site was birthed at a time when social networks were the most sought-after properties in the internet business, and when neither MySpace nor Facebook had ... MySpace itself struggled just to be the MySpace of the US. Facebook and Twitter delivered a double punch to the previously dominant network's guts, and Lee's hopeful team in Hong Kong ...




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