The new Web shows why they call it world wide
Posted in: Miscellaneous at 04/07/2007 02:42
Masses of many nations are networking and creating user content their own way. Big companies find they have to localize their global footprint: For Japanese Internet users of all ages, Mixi has become a favorite place to network online. In France, Dailymotion draws a big audience for its user-generated videos. And in South Korea, Cyworld has long been a popular destination for teenagers who want to hang out. As the so-called Web 2.0 phenomenon represented by social media sites like these ripples around the world, new national champions have emerged. Social networking, video- and photo-sharing and blogging destinations are becoming the new hot properties.