Of all the ideas and trends which cyberspace offers in Central Asia, health and social problems still lack representation on the web. Read More »
With all the news in the past year about social media being used to organize protests, revolutions and better access to information, it can be easy to forget that the Internet can also be used to help people fulfill a much more fundamental human need: love. Read More »
A new video from Belarus depicting President Alexander Lukashenko as an annoying bee harassing a journalist has reached more than 60,000 views since it was posted 29 February, making it the first political video in the country to go viral. Read More »
What are you ready to do for a pair of new glasses, for a movie ticket, for a romantic dinner, or for a new phone? As a social-media manager, I have to know these things so I can make more efficient viral campaigns. But what happens when an interesting idea for viral marketing transforms into mass spamming? Read More »
As if censorship, blocked access, possible arrest, and even retaliation weren’t bad enough, now Internet users in Central Asia apparently have a new scourge to deal with in their fight to have their voices heard: the dreaded Internet troll. Read More »
Only two percent of internet users in Georgia run their own blogs or read other blogs, forty percent mainly connect internet for social networks, twenty percent use to learn news, Forty-five percent search information, – a result of survey carried out by the Caucasus Research Resource Centre (CRRC) in 2009 and 2011 following the order by Eurasia Partnership Foundation. Read More »
EurasiaNet posted a great article last week on Georgia and the increasingly serious problem of online gambling. Already, the online gambling site Adjarabet.com is the second most visited website in the country. The exact extent of the problem is unknown, according to the article, as Georgia does not issue licenses for online casinos.
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Kyrgyz speakers recruited on Facebook and other social networking sites have submitted nearly 30,000 pairs of texts in Kyrgyz and English in an effort aimed at getting Google to add Kyrgyz to the list of languages available on its automatic translation site.