My WSJ Digits post begins: Indonesia leads the world in terms of the percentage of its Facebook users who access the social network on their mobile devices. That’s according to research firm eMarketer, which said Thursday that some 92.4% of Facebook users in the country — 62.6 million people — tap into the social network […]
It begins: Dan Neary oversees Facebook Inc. ’s advertising operations across Asia-Pacific, a fast-growing region that is home to some of the social network’s biggest markets. Nearly all of Facebook’s revenue—some $3.2 billion as of the third quarter—comes from fees companies pay to show users ads. As the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company continues to add […]
As I mentioned in my previous post, I traveled to Bangkok to help out with our coverage following the May 22 military coup. Here are links to a few of the stories I worked on: Turmoil Costing Thailand Conference Business Thailand Sees Widespread Facebook Outage Social-Media Companies Skip Meeting With Thai Junta Thai Junta Says […]
Spotted recently here in the tightly regulated Lion City: a local take on the social networking giant.
Quick note to share a WSJ story I helped out on Thursday about challenges Facebook may face in Asia following its acquisition of WhatsApp: Facebook Inc. ‘s $19 billion deal for WhatsApp in part is a move to bolster the U.S. company’s position abroad. But in Asia—which has the world’s largest, and possibly most avid, […]
The story is here, and begins: There are more Facebook users in Bangkok than in any other world city. That is the somewhat surprising finding of a global ranking of the social networking behemoth’s users based on their metropolitan areas. Bangkok has some 8.68 million Facebook users, followed by Jakarta (7.43 million) and Istanbul (7.07 […]
Today’s Bangkok Post on a Facebook feud between Thailand’s Finance Minister, Korn Chatikavanij, and Nattawut Saikua, a red shirt leader: It all started simply enough with a post on Facebook by the finance minister after taking his wife out to an innocent dinner at at unnamed restaurant on Thong Lor. He was told that he […]
Some links that have caught my eye of late: Facebook Exodus [NYTimes.com] — "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. Facebook, the online social grid, could not command loyalty forever…" Bumpy Pitch — retro US soccer shirts. — Very cool. Love the Beth Steel FC tee, especially. The Chart of Fantasy Art [The Publisher Files] […]
A quick look at my Google Analytics traffic stats for 2008 reveals the following: Visitors and Page Views — 31,480 people visited Newley.com this year (an average of 2623 per month) for a total of 50,901 page views — Visitors from 162 different countries came to Newley.com during 2008. The top ten countries were the […]
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