finally! someone writes a good post about social networks in asia (tho i do have to say, I think qq is more an IM client, even tho it is an IM client on crack).
as i have been discussing the future of soompi and the potential for growth in the asian market with a lot of really smart people in the valley, i have been amazed with how little people know about the largest internet market in the world! social network services in asia are for the most part profitable. that, in and of itself, is a phenomenon worth studying. also, is virality a cultural by-product there? or is a result of product development? these are all questions that could have major impact on how we do business here.
well, go read the post – its got some great insight. in the meantime, i will keep doing my research on the matter:)