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23 August 2010 :: 17:08:50 pm 36334

Facebook Revolution Stamps Its Authority in Thailand

The continued dominance of Facebook in the social networking scene, not to mention the internet, has spread its web in Thailand with a recent poll finding that over 5 million Thai’s use the popular tool to connect with friends and relatives throughout the world.
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Thailand, the 23rd of August 2010: Originally conceived by American Mark Zuckerberg and three fellow students at Harvard University, Facebook, since its inception in 2004, has now attained over 500 million users per month (users accessing their profile within 30-days, 35% of all internet users). Now translated in 70 languages Facebook has inherently spread globally from its initial localised inception with over 70% of users outside the US.

Along with Facebook’s near complete domination of the social networking scene, the fact that it is still a privately owned company, rejecting offers from the likes of Google and Yahoo, is impressive and no small part down to the fact that ‘Zuckerberg and Co’ have continually adapted the platform to the ever changing needs of today’s tech-savvy population.

A consequence of this successful innovation has seen Facebook continuously ranked as the second most viewed website behind and before search engines Google and Yahoo respectively, with over 570 billion page views per month. Facebook’s nearest direct rival “myspace” comes 25th on the list with a meagre 15 billion views in comparison.

The result of a recent survey conducted by Thai website “Kapook.com” (Thai web portal similar to MSN) found that approximately 5.14 million Thai users contributed to Facebook’s outstanding success, ranking 21st in the overall standings and 4th in Asia. The top five nations logging into the social networking mega-site are, the United States (133m), United Kingdom (28m), Indonesia (27m), Turkey (24m) and France (19m).

In Asia the breakdown was even more surprising, excluding Indonesia, the top five included, the Philippines (16m), India (13m), Thailand (5.14m), Japan (1.35m) and China (24,000). China’s poor showing in comparison to their population is attributed to the ultra-tight censorship laws enforced by the government.

As internet services and the inherent internet usage increases in Thailand, the nation will continue to make strides up the world rankings as the Thai’s truly have joined the “Facebook Revolution.”

Reporter : John Weston   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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