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Facebook Used to Kidnap, Traffic Indonesian Girls

Although no solid data exists, police and aid groups that work on trafficking issues say it seems to be a particularly big problem in Indonesia.

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Anti-Political Grandstanding Viral Campaign in Philippines gets International Attention

Viral campaign showcasing photos of Philippine politicians grandstanding outside of election season gets the attention of international media

Residents carry their belongings as they walk back to their homes along a flooded area in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine Govt Announces Unified #Walangpasok Hashtag for Class, Work Suspension Announcements

Philippine government is asking concerned agencies and organizations to use unified hashtag #walangpasok for marking social media posts.

China swimmer Sun Yang dives off of the starting block during the 400-meter freestyle event during the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Aquatics Centre in London on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Al Bello, Pool)

Ex-Google China Head Apologizes After Olympic Row

Ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee has apologized after posting contact details of a US swimming coach who cast doubt on a Chinese Olympic swimmer’s performance.

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Baidu Expands Social Effort Into Vietnam

Chinese internet giant Baidu confirmed that it has launched its PostBar (‘Baidu Tieba’) social network in Vietnam, where it is called ‘Tra Da Quan’.

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25% of Facebook Users in APAC

A quarter of Facebook’s population lives in the Asia Pacific region, says SocialBakers. Infographic inside.

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U.S. Consulate Social Media Account in China Disappears

BEIJING (AP) — A widely read microblog written by the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai and known for its sometimes tongue-in-cheek comments about China’s social and political issues was inaccessible Friday. Attempts to access…


Sina’s MeYou Looks to Clone Path’s Success

Sina is takng its Path clone MeYou to the next level, and is offering tight integration with the popular microblogging service Sina Weibo.

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11 Steps to Perfect Twitter Etiquette

Knowing the right and wrong way to conduct oneself on Twitter can be difficult, and so here’s a guide to proper Twitter etiquette. Really.

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Facebook Used as Platform to Raise Funds for Teacher in Coma

Friends and family members of a British school teacher in Thailand who fell into a coma have used Facebook as a platform for fundraising.


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