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Influence Networks is an open-source, collaborative directory of relationships between people, institutions and companies. Each relation has its own level of trustworthiness, so that facts can be distinguished from noise. You can explore the database on your own and contribute by adding a relation. If you can’t think of any interesting relationship right now, you can also review what other users have input and improve the reliability of the data. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Asia constitutes a major economic problem for generalist social networks. The continent’s most important markets remain dominated by local players, as transnational players on the web scene are forced not only to deal with long-standing cultural particularities, but are also often obliged to negotiate with the local authorities in order to establish themselves in the country. China has 200 million social network users , and so represents a very significant portion of the market. Facebook and Twitter have been banned there since 2009, but even before this ban, Facebook had real difficulties establishing itself due to the success of the four main Chinese networks in that sector .
We know that users are spending increasing amounts of time online on social networks like Facebook , but when exactly are users the most active? Social media management company Vitrue just released a study that identifies the days and hours users are most active on the Facebook channels maintained by companies and brands. For the study , Vitrue analyzed Facebook post data from August 10, 2007 to October 10, 2010 from more than 1,500 brand streams — more than 1.64 million posts and 7.56 million comments in all. Shares and "likes" were not included in the study.
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What is the most effective way for marketers to spread their message online? Facebook? Twitter?
Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist . He can be found on Twitter as @craignewmark and blogs at cnewmark.com . People have always used the "social media" of their time to effect change. Without belaboring history, consider that some of the most widely-felt changes in the Western world were made by "bloggers" using the technology of their day. Paul of Tarsus (St. Paul), wrote newsletters (epistles) that substantially influenced Christianity throughout the Mediterranean.