The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) expects Vietnamese social networks to have the number of users equivalent or higher than that of Facebook in Vietnam (60 million) and take 60 - 70% of the market by 2022. Standing Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung targeted locally developed social networks to compete the likes of Google and Facebook, local media reported. Standing Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung. Source: MIC. The move is in line with Vietnam's targets of becoming a major software exporting country with annual growth rate of 20% and one of the world's leading information and communication (ICT) countries, stated Hung in a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 8. According to Hung, revenue from social advertisements in Vietnam reached US$370 million to date, of which, foreign companies hold the majority of market share with Google earning US$135 … [Read more...] about Vietnam minister wants local social networks to compete with Facebook, Google
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The Hanoitimes - The possession of long-standing media culture with the mix of modern life is the advantage to help Asia cities attract more European and US tourists. The information was announced by Director of Kuala Lumpur Department of Culture, Arts, Tourism and Sports, Khairul Anuar Bin Mhd Juri on the sidelines of the 16th meeting of Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA) with Hanoi tourism enterprises on September 7. CPTA’s member cities needs to promote tourism through social network. Photo: Ho Ha For tourists from the Europe and US, they highly value destinations which are rich in cultural traditions. This can be considered the strength of Asian countries, so the 10 official member cities should emphasize these factors to attract more visitors from Europe and US, said the official. “I think members cities need to be more active in their general projects because it is free and can support each other. By combining such resources, we will achieve … [Read more...] about CPTA’s member cities need to promote tourism through social networks
Dr. Đỗ Văn Quân from the Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences talks to Khoa học & Đời sống (Science & Life) newspaper on how to utilise social network properly. Trương Quang Nghĩa, Secretary of the Đà Nẵng City Party Committee has recently said that nowadays many Government officials have shied away from social networks, especially Facebook. As a researcher on the role of social counter-arguments on the mass media, how do you respond to this? I highly appreciated what Nghĩa has said. This is an indication that he has acknowledged the role of social networks in our society nowadays. It is undisputable that social network nowadays is a fruit of the civilisation of mankind. And that trend will become more and more popular in the fourth industrial revolution. All rank and file people have opportunities to approach the trend and be influenced by it. In my opinion, in our society, a group of … [Read more...] about Should Government officials use the social network?
VNA Deputy General Director Le Quoc Minh speaks at the seminar (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Communications on social networks was the topic of discussion during a seminar held at the headquarters of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi on June 13, gathering young employees of central agencies, including many journalists. At the event, participants talked about influence of communications on the social networks on journalism in Vietnam and challenges facing journalism in the digital age. Many proposed measures to improve awareness of extreme contents and fake news on the social networks among young people and how young journalists should properly access and process news and information on the social networks. They also advised competent authorities on how to enhance regulations to effectively manage information on the social networks and the Internet at large. Speaking of the fight against fake news and social responsibility of the press, VNA Deputy General Director Le … [Read more...] about Seminar spotlights communications on social networks
Vietnam has over 360 legal and active homemade social networks, but they are dwarfed into insignificance by global giants like Facebook. An agency under the Ministry of Information & Communications says Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram are among the most used networks in Vietnam at the moment. “The current homegrown social networks are mostly in the forum form, which are usually used only for discussions and cannot compete with the likes of foreign platform as they are more socially interactive and have a well-designed user interface,” said a representative of the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy. “These foreign social networks are global companies that have high localization capability, which means they can provide their service to any region and expand to multiple markets by breaking geographical and language barriers,” he said. Independent internet experts say that among the 300 plus indigenously developed social networks in … [Read more...] about Made in Vietnam social networks no match for overseas giants