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6 years 11 months ago

[…] Potential of Mobile Social Networking – As per ComScore, over two-third of all internet users across the world are active users of social networking. There are 1.1 billion active internet users in the world and out of them 738 million people use social networking sites – Telecom Circle […]

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Sally Croft
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Sally Croft
6 years 11 months ago

I liked your question and considering the age of technology we are living in nothing is impossible..!! Five years back from now, how many of us were aware of anything like social media/networking? So mobile networking can be phenomenal in coming time…you never know.

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Darren Paterson
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Darren Paterson
6 years 11 months ago
Hi Mohit, what I find most encouraging is the impact that smartphones have had on mobile web interaction.. roughly trebling the usage of those on non-smartphones. As more handset manufacturers race to emulate Apple’s success, the choice, availability and price of smartphones will fall quickly and reach critical mobile mass in the near future. With more purpose-built phones such as INQ for Facebook, I believe the user experience will continue to evolve..( it still has a long way to go..) and social networking among other apps will benefit.. but then again, as Sally said.. you never know in this space… Read more »
JamesD
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JamesD
6 years 11 months ago

Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

Anshumaan Bansal
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Anshumaan Bansal
6 years 11 months ago

Mohit,

Thanks for sharing these insights.

On internet social networks, I keep in touch with my friends all over the world, but have never used such communities on mobile. I think ‘cost’ can be an important factor determining mass adoption. Can you please explain how are end users charged for mobile networking, is it the same as the cost of sending SMS, MMS?

Can the serivce be made free for end users for any amount of interactions, and the content and service providers earn through advertisements, like on internet?

Anshumaan

Manoj Kandasamy
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6 years 11 months ago
Hello Mohit, I see your topic in 2 perspectives. 1) Access the existing social networking sites over mobile. Which has no differentiators! Here mobile becones an option to check their updates. 2) An facebook kind of application in mobile. This is where the next buzz is! For instance Vodafone has com up with a geo tagging and social networking over mobile (i lost the link for the article, will upadate you once i find that). the challenge here is to what extent we can make users to be connected to their peers! I’m part of a mobile solutions company called… Read more »
Rajat Harlalka
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Rajat Harlalka
6 years 11 months ago
The market for social networking in general is experimenting, both with identifying the optimal combination of features and functions, and with developing sustainable operational models. Evidence for the former can be seen in the astounding proliferation of sites that differ only in a technological tweak or new feature, and in the tendency for established sites to add features proven successful by their competitors. It will not be possible for social networking sites to survive indefinitely with the facilities that they are currently offering. Barriers to entry are very low. Unlike, for example, search sites, the current technological capability of successful… Read more »
Pallab Sen
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Pallab Sen
6 years 11 months ago
Thanks for the nice insights. While I agree to your point Mohit about mobile adoption and others comments on costs coming down, but I think the key challenge is 3 fold. 1. there has to be an aggregator who reaches all the popular social networking providers. 2. build a common platform which the telcos can directly offer. 3. revenue sharing model – i know it is not very complex, but when we consider the multiple social networking platform providers and their already associated ad aggregators and when telcos also want to push their associated ads, the space becomes cluttered with… Read more »
Antonio Peña
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Antonio Peña
6 years 10 months ago

Hi all,
I present you a WEEGOH a great mobile startup based in geo locate social networking born is Argentina that present in the last MObile Monday Buenos Aires.
http://www.slideshare.net/ikensolutions/mooga-son

Antonio Peña
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Antonio Peña
6 years 10 months ago

Sorry I make a mistake this is the presentation http://www.slideshare.net/momobuenosaires/weegoh-

ramesh avula
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ramesh avula
6 years 10 months ago
Hi Nice comments Verity Technologies is a Mobile Services Company in the domain of Authentication and Identity Services. It has historically been a provider in the Mobile Value Added Services and credited with participating in the setting up of the world’s largest and most sophisticated Data Service vending mechanism at Reliance Communications, India. Telecom, Financial Services (Electronic Commerce + Plastic Money) and Entertainment are among the 3 fastest growing market segments. Verity is positioned to harness the power of the mobile medium to deliver customer value around Entertainment and Financial Services. It has access to over 200 million mobile subscribers… Read more »
Gaston Nomade
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Gaston Nomade
6 years 9 months ago

Nice article in general. Thanks!

I respectfully disagree with the particular opinion that developing countries (some or any relevant quantity) will see mobile phone internet access before PC internet access..

If this is a fact, I’d like to know “what” developing countries will see mobile phone internet access before PC internet access?

And if any, how relevant that really is?

In developing countries, the service is so expensive than it doesn’t make a difference whether or not that hypothesis makes sense to someone.

On the other hand, if this referred to the value of sending text messages only.. that’s a different story.
Regards,
Gaston.

Mohit Agrawal
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6 years 9 months ago
Hi Gaston, Thanks for your comments. I am from India and there are currently around 35-40 million internet users on PC and the PC base in India is around 55-60 million. Compare this to mobile, it has a base of 415 million an dout of these 415 million, about 100 million phones are GPRS/EDGE enabled. There are 35-40 million GPRS users though most of them download music and games from operator portals but the fact is that they are GPRS users. Now that the operators in India have stopped charging rentals for GPRS and encourge people to use GPRS for… Read more »
saurabh
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saurabh
6 years 5 months ago

this is a really good article. it enlightens the topic clearly and provides a wider prospective of social networking.

Mesothelioma
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Mesothelioma
4 years 7 months ago

Considering that almost all the recent internet users are mobile phone users as well, there is an opportunity of getting the current online social network users to mobile phones which in itself is over 738 million people.

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