Girls’ Generation Facebook, 2011 Tour, iPad

Korean pop group Girls’ Generation has opened an official Facebook page and has garnered over one and a half million “likes” in 72 hours. As a start the staff has uploaded dozens of photos from the 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour which kicked-off in Seoul on July 23. You can checked the pics at the FB link or at Koreangirlsgroup.

Girls Generation 2011 Tour

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Funny conversations happen on Facebook from time to time. This is GENIUS.

Malaysia Facebook funny quotes

Hat tip to Joshua.

Malaysian Tweets 100 apologies in defamation settlement

A Malaysian social-political activist, Fahmi Fadzil, is apologising 100 times on internet social networking website Twitter in a settlement with magazine publisher Blu Inc Media in a defamation case.

Fahmi Fadzil 100 Twitter Tweets to Blue Inc Media

Fadzil posted statements in January on his Twitter that a pregnant friend had been mistreated by her employer, Female Magazine, which is owned by Blue Inc. He apologised just a few hours after that, but couldn’t avoid the lawsuit. He has reached the half stage “milestone” at the time of writing.

Tom Cruise joins Chinese microblogging

Tom Cruise Sina WeiboAmerican actor Tom Cruise has opened an account at Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site similar to Twitter.

Many international social networking sites, e.g. Facebook and Twitter, are banned in China. But their local microblogging sites, obviously under scrutiny of the Chinese government, are blooming since 2009.

Many Chinese celebrities, including those from Hong Kong and Taiwan, have jumped on the bandwagon. A few Japanese stars have also joined the party.

AFAIK Tom Cruise is the first Hollywood A-list actor to do this. He already has over 300,000 followers since activating his account on February 23, though it looks like his account is managed by his subordinates instead of him personally.

Malaysians have most online friends

TNS Digital LifeMalaysians have the most friends on social networks while Japanese the fewest, according to a recent study by research firm TNS which interviewed 50,000 consumers in 46 countries.

In Malaysia the average number of friends is 233, closely followed by 231 in Brazil and 217 in Norway. This contrasts to an average of just 29 friends in Japan and 68 in China. Malaysians are also the heaviest users of social networking websites, spending an average of nine hours per week on them.

LoL seems like I’m not Malaysian enough on this… I have less than 100 friends on FB and spend less than an hour per week on that. Not surprised with the Malaysian stats, but I was expecting other countries to be as ‘addicted’ too.