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A world map of social networks

When we were preparing for the social networking thrust for the Third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town we tried very hard to build relationships with people across a variety of social networking platforms.

Communication across a variety of platforms is key!  In the social networking world being able to find where people are 'located' is as important as being able to speak their language!  If you speak Chinese on facebook it will reach a few million people, but if you speak English on Qzone you may reach more!  Of course if you speak Chinese on Qzone you'll be able to reach hundreds of millions of people!

So, here's a very interesting infographic that shows what social networking platforms are popular in different regions of the world.

Reader Comments (6)

Dion, great to be with you on the Lausanne Blogger Network call recently. Love this blog - thanks for sharing!

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Brown

When will Africa be given the means to catch up?

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKevin S

Hi Dion, very good work at Luasanne, was really mpressed with what went on Liked Piper's presentations really good stuff.

Blessings to you and yours for Christmas
( any idea where one can get a cheap e-reader, or is that an oxymoron)

Rgeards
Simon

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimon Thomas

Hi Simon,

Thanks so much for your comment, and also for the good wishes for Christmas! May you and tour family also experience rich blessing as we celebrate the Lord's coming into our lives!

Lausanne was awesome - I had the privilege of meeting Dr Piper one morning. He is a wonderfully gracious and humble man. He took time to greet me and chat about my family and ministry. It was a special encounter.

With regards to e-readers, the most affordable one is the Kindle application on your computer or laptop! You can download it for free from amazon.com - however, if you want something portable I would suggest that you get an Android phone (the Ericsson and Samsung phones on basic contracts run Android and they all can download the Kindle application for mobile).

If however you want a stand alone reader, the Kindle device from Amazon has reduced in price significantly in recent months. You can buy it brand new for about R1200 - it is such a super device, with the widest range of books, it also plays audio books and acts as an iPod.

Hope that helps!

God bless friend,

Dion

December 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterDr Dion Forster

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the note - Africa is one of the fastest growing markets for mobile Internet access and cellular data technology.

I believe there is a great deal potential for the creative entrepreneurs in this space to roll out useful and affordable technologies.

Thanks for your comment Kevin!

God bless,

Dion

December 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterDr Dion Forster

Thanks so much Matt! Thank you also for your wonderful contributions to the conversation!

God bless,

Dion

December 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterDr Dion Forster

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