Donnerstag, August 02, 2007

Social Networks in Russia

I working hard to get an overview about Social Networks in Russia ... it is no easy for me and the market is quite crowded. Yandex and Rambler just bought into this field, so for international players it will be difficult to get a foothold in Russia on the subject (remember Google ongoing struggle to get a a leading position in Russian language search).

This is my list, so far. I take any help I can get to make it more complete
(and of course, I'm happy to pay back in kind)

damochki.ru (bought by Rambler.ru)
fakultet.ru (like facebook.com)
moikrug.ru (near to LinkedIn) - bought by Yandex
odnoklassniki.ru (means classmates)
comby.ru / privet.ru
vkontakte.ru (a Russian Facebook clone)

not to forget, heavily used not only as blogging platform
livejournal.ru - it has more than one mil. registered user and nearly 65,000 communities