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Social networking sites see jump in Asian women subscribers

Social networking sites see jump in Asian women subscribers
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First Published: Thu, Apr 17 2008. 01 58 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Apr 17 2008. 01 58 PM IST
Mumbai:There is a reversal of a trend in the social networking scenario. New members joining these sites have shown a sharp increase by women subscribers, especially from countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, apart from US, UK, UAE and European nations.
There has been a 25% jump by women on sites like bigadda.com. Concerns of women range from security issues to the kind of freedom that the site offers for sharing ideas, thoughts, photos and videos.
Another factor that accounts for the current trend is that of user’s experience. The common thread of culture that Asians across the world share in terms of attitudes, choices, cultures, likes and views on current topics are a binding factor.
Siddhartha Roy, COO, Bigadda.com said, “The trend of women users from Asian countries is likely to grow, as Internet access improves and women find a sense of freedom in airing their views, connecting up with people.”
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First Published: Thu, Apr 17 2008. 01 58 PM IST