History GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff / NewMedia

11th Mar '17 12:10:17 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The social networking site Friendster, while [[DeaderThanDisco long-dead]] in its birthplace of North America and subject to AnyoneRememberPogs-style [[http://www.theonion.com/video/internet-archaeologists-find-ruins-of-friendster-c,14389/ jokes]] by ''Website/TheOnion'', remained ''the'' FriendingNetwork in large parts of Asia during the mid-late '00s, The company moved its headquarters to Kuala Lumpur in 2009, and the site's success mostly blocked the rise of Website/{{Myspace}} in the Philippines, despite Myspace offering the ability for users to befriend celebrities. While it did cease to be a social network in 2011, this was due to its transformation into a social gaming site instead, which remains popular in the region. Today, over 90% of the site's traffic comes from Asia, particularly Southeast Asian countries like the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}}, UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}.
* The Orkut social network, created by Google, out of all the possible countries, is very popular in India, Estonia, and especially Brazil. In fact, Orkut became so popular among Brazilians within a year of its launch that many of its American users fled. A few years later, Orkut's headquarters were moved to the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. It's one of the most popular websites on the internet, but largely unknown in its country of origin, where its parent company is a household name.
* Another social networking site, [=Hi5=], is based on California yet around 80% of its users live outside the US. For a while it was the most popular social network in Latin America, Portugal and Thailand (though the rise of Website/{{Facebook}} has severely reduced its popularity in some of those countries). Currently, they're trying to follow Friendster and turn the site into a "social gaming" platform.

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* The social networking site Friendster, while [[DeaderThanDisco long-dead]] in its birthplace of North America and subject to AnyoneRememberPogs-style [[http://www.theonion.com/video/internet-archaeologists-find-ruins-of-friendster-c,14389/ jokes]] by ''Website/TheOnion'', remained ''the'' FriendingNetwork in large parts of Asia during the mid-late '00s, The company moved its headquarters to Kuala Lumpur in 2009, and the site's success mostly blocked the rise of Website/{{Myspace}} Website/MySpace in the Philippines, despite Myspace [=MySpace=] offering the ability for users to befriend celebrities. While it did cease to be a social network in 2011, this was due to its transformation into a social gaming site instead, which remains remained popular in the region. Today, region until they finally pulled the plug in 2015. By the time it was turned off for good, over 90% of the site's traffic comes came from Asia, particularly Southeast Asian countries like the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}}, UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}.
* The Google's Orkut social network, created by Google, out of all the possible countries, is very popular saw its greatest popularity in India, Estonia, and especially Brazil. In fact, Orkut became so popular among Brazilians within a year of its launch that many of its American users fled. A few years later, Orkut's headquarters were moved to the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. It's It was one of the most popular websites on the internet, Indian and Brazilian internets, but largely unknown in its country of origin, where its parent company is a household name.
name. Google turned it off in 2014 in order to focus on [=Google+=], though they [[https://orkut.google.com/en.html still maintain an archive]].
* Another social networking site, [=Hi5=], is based on California yet around 80% of its users live outside the US. For a while it was the most popular social network in Latin America, Portugal Portugal, and Thailand (though the rise of Website/{{Facebook}} has severely reduced its popularity in some of those countries). Currently, they're trying to follow Friendster and turn the site into a "social gaming" platform.
27th Feb '17 4:05:25 PM nombretomado
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* For unclear reasons, LiveJournal is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the most popular host]] for [[RussianLanguage Russian-language]] bloggers, to the point where the Russian term for blogging is [[BrandNameTakeover derived from the Russian name]] of [=LiveJournal=]. A Russian company now owns the site, a number of high-profile Russian politicians maintain [=LJs=], Russian authors used LJ to publish excerpts or teasers for their new books, and it's even been theorized that the [=DDoS=] attacks on the site in April 2011 were caused by the Russian government in order to silence a critical blogger. LiveJournal is SeriousBusiness in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}.

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* For unclear reasons, LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the most popular host]] for [[RussianLanguage Russian-language]] bloggers, to the point where the Russian term for blogging is [[BrandNameTakeover derived from the Russian name]] of [=LiveJournal=]. A Russian company now owns the site, a number of high-profile Russian politicians maintain [=LJs=], Russian authors used LJ to publish excerpts or teasers for their new books, and it's even been theorized that the [=DDoS=] attacks on the site in April 2011 were caused by the Russian government in order to silence a critical blogger. LiveJournal [=LiveJournal=] is SeriousBusiness in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}.
1st Feb '17 10:14:39 AM YetAnotherAutist
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* [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/i-followed-my-stolen-iphone-across-the-world-became-a-celebr follow the link]] to see how a simple iPhone theft can snowball into a Buzzfeed journalist being treated like a major celebrity in a Chinese province.

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* [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/i-followed-my-stolen-iphone-across-the-world-became-a-celebr follow Follow the link]] to see how a simple iPhone theft can snowball into a Buzzfeed journalist being treated like a major celebrity in a Chinese province.
9th Jan '17 7:17:24 AM Berrenta
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* {{Omegle}} is infamous for its amount of Indian and Turkish users.
* {{Twitter}} is very big in Japan, and is popular enough that when Twitter shut down its more popular version 1.0 API in favor of the newer v1.1 API, "API" became a trending topic in Japan, suggesting that the change was rather controversial, while most Western users of Twitter were apathetic at best. It also helps that in Japanese, the same information can be conveyed in less characters than in most Western languages; a 140-character tweet in English may only have 2-3 complete sentences, while a short essay can be written in a 140-character Japanese-language tweet.

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* {{Omegle}} Omegle is infamous for its amount of Indian and Turkish users.
* {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} is very big in Japan, and is popular enough that when Twitter shut down its more popular version 1.0 API in favor of the newer v1.1 API, "API" became a trending topic in Japan, suggesting that the change was rather controversial, while most Western users of Twitter were apathetic at best. It also helps that in Japanese, the same information can be conveyed in less characters than in most Western languages; a 140-character tweet in English may only have 2-3 complete sentences, while a short essay can be written in a 140-character Japanese-language tweet.
15th Oct '16 7:53:01 PM nombretomado
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* Another social networking site, [=Hi5=], is based on California yet around 80% of its users live outside the US. For a while it was the most popular social network in Latin America, Portugal and Thailand (though the rise of {{Facebook}} has severely reduced its popularity in some of those countries). Currently, they're trying to follow Friendster and turn the site into a "social gaming" platform.

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* Another social networking site, [=Hi5=], is based on California yet around 80% of its users live outside the US. For a while it was the most popular social network in Latin America, Portugal and Thailand (though the rise of {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} has severely reduced its popularity in some of those countries). Currently, they're trying to follow Friendster and turn the site into a "social gaming" platform.
25th Jun '16 9:06:05 PM ironicusername
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* Instagram has a noticeably large number of Arabic users.
25th Jan '16 6:19:57 PM DavidDelony
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* Yahoo is still very big in Japan because its information is better localized than Website/{{Google}}'s is there.
7th Sep '15 12:43:10 PM nombretomado
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* Fotolog, despite being headquartered in NewYorkCity, is extraordinarily popular in Spain and South America, to the point where the Argentinian equivalent of {{emo}}[=/=]scene fashion was known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flogger_(fashion) "Flogger"]]. Eventually, though, as Facebook started to gain more acceptance in Argentina, and a few violent episodes covered by the media involving Floggers, starting in March 2009 (end of summer vacations) Flogger fashion started to lay down quietly.

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* Fotolog, despite being headquartered in NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, is extraordinarily popular in Spain and South America, to the point where the Argentinian equivalent of {{emo}}[=/=]scene fashion was known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flogger_(fashion) "Flogger"]]. Eventually, though, as Facebook started to gain more acceptance in Argentina, and a few violent episodes covered by the media involving Floggers, starting in March 2009 (end of summer vacations) Flogger fashion started to lay down quietly.
6th Apr '15 2:33:53 PM griffn29
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* [[GoldenRaspberryAward The Golden Raspberry Awards]] actually have a decent following in Japan, despite most of the films involved being mainstream American films, some of which probably haven't even made it to Japan (For example, the top hits for [[Film/{{SavingChristmas}} Saving Christmas]] on Japanese Google are all related to it's Razzie award for worst picture).

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* [[GoldenRaspberryAward The Golden Raspberry Awards]] actually have a decent following in Japan, despite most of the films involved being mainstream American films, some of which probably haven't even made it to Japan (For example, the top hits for [[Film/{{SavingChristmas}} Saving Christmas]] on Japanese Google are all related to it's Razzie award for worst picture). It wouldn't be surprising if it's appeal in Japan comes from how the awards [[SoBadItsGood derive earnest entertainment from things that would otherwise be mediocre]], similar to {{The Nostalgia Critic}} or [[Creator/{{Cinemassacre}} The Angry Videogame Nerd]], who both also have Japanese fans.
6th Apr '15 2:22:54 PM griffn29
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* [[GoldenRaspberryAward The Golden Raspberry Awards]] actually have a decent following in Japan, despite most of the films involved being mainstream American films, some of which probably haven't even made it to Japan (For example, the top hits for {{Saving Christmas}} on Japanese Google are all related to it's Razzie award for worst picture).

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* [[GoldenRaspberryAward The Golden Raspberry Awards]] actually have a decent following in Japan, despite most of the films involved being mainstream American films, some of which probably haven't even made it to Japan (For example, the top hits for {{Saving Christmas}} [[Film/{{SavingChristmas}} Saving Christmas]] on Japanese Google are all related to it's Razzie award for worst picture).
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