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  1. News - Hong Kong - INTERNET

    Trending this year among Hong Kong's Facebook users: typhoons, TV and troubled politicians

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:09am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Typhoons, TV and troubled politicians head list of popular topics of discussion on social media site, while theme parks are top check-in spots Facebook review reveals online obsessions Hongkongers are more likely than the rest of the world to post on Facebook about losing weight, studying abroad and learning a new language or instrument. ...

  2. News - China - MARKETING

    Chinese cities tap Hong Kong's Facebook know-how to launch global face

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 02:26pm by Amy Li

    ... When Chengdu  launched its Facebook page last year  - the first Chinese city to build an official presence on the platform banned on the mainland - the provincial capital of Sichuan looked ... “We told Chengdu, Facebook is the most cost-effective platform because of its traffic and loyal users,” said Alan Yip, chief executive at Guru. Chengdu was seeking a wider audience even though ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US State Department spent US$630,000 to win Facebook 'likes'

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The US State Department is under fire for spending US$630,000 over two years to win millions of "likes" on its Facebook pages at a time of severe government austerity measures. ... of building global outreach platforms for engagement with foreign audiences by increasing the number of fans … on four thematic Facebook properties". Many in the bureau criticise the advertising ...

  4. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Nanjing considering Facebook, Twitter access for Asian Youth Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 03:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Nanjing authorities are considering "opening up” the Great Firewall to Facebook and Twitter - ahead of the 2013 Asian Youth Games in August. A proposal was submitted to state censors ... of the standing committee of the city's CPC committee, announced on Tuesday that a “test” programme had been launched. The official Nanjing 2013 Asian Youth Games Facebook page was created in April ...

  5. News - World - INTERNET

    Millions 'unfriend' Facebook in largest markets

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... World's largest social network sees sustained exodus of users in its biggest markets as people turn to other sites such as Instagram and Path Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks draw the attention of those seeking fresh online playgrounds. As Facebook prepares to update investors ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Small retailers show big-name stores how to use social media to sell

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... While mainstream retailers struggle with social media, small start-ups are using places like Facebook to sell successfully to thousands Brandi Temple, a 39-year-old mother of four, ... Wolly Doodle, the retailer founded by Temple in 2010, makes most of its sales through Facebook, using the social network to set prices, take orders, forecast production and even market ...

  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook keeps world guessing over first smartphone

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Facebook will this week unveil its latest push into the mobile world - and industry watchers are convinced the social network is about to launch a Facebook-branded phone. The media has been summoned to an event at Facebook's headquarters in California on Thursday with teaser invitations bearing the words "Come See Our New Home on Android". The world's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    City school shuts down Facebook 'secrets' site

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, Ernest Kao

    ... the pages on Facebook. An ESF spokeswoman, Susanna Chiu, said yesterday that Facebook had closed the site, as it was "in violation of copyright". "It is important for everyone to realise that some of the posts on the page are disrespectful," the school's head girl, Janis Wong, posted on her Facebook account. "There is a fine line between humour ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Would you pay for social media?

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie carter lifestyle@scmp.com Get out of my Facebook Would you pay for Facebook or Weibo if it meant not having to look at adverts? Until a few months ago I was in the habit of firing up the Facebook app on my smartphone about twice a day, occasionally to "check in" or post a link to one of my stories, but mainly to see what my friends had been up to- and in chronological ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Diplomacy in the digital age: How Twitter, Facebook have changed statecraft

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... in 2008. There are now about 300 State Department-affiliated Twitter accounts globally – which include those run by ambassadors or embassies – more than 400 Facebook pages and 180 YouTube channels. US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, for instance, has used the embassy’s Facebook page to post declassified satellite images showing troop movements in civilian locations, in a propaganda tug ...




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