Montag, September 17, 2007

Social Media in the Czech Republic

Martin Malý (founder , Dev::info) from CZ answered Shel's question for the SAP Global Media Report:

From Martin's answers:
"Czechs take it like other things on Internet, more as fun than serious. There are some localized Czech social media sites. The best-known Czech language are:

- ( "the people") One of the first Czech social networks, founded in 1998. It provides personalized home pages with photos, messages, lists of friends etc., as well as blogs, chat rooms,the user forum etc. has more than one million registered user profiles (10% of the population).

- ("the dating office") - social network primary focused on making acquaintances.

- ("the classmates") It's a place where people can find their classmates, talk with them, arrange alumni meetings, or share photos or documents.

- ( "do you like me?") has 200,000 daily visits, provides similar services to

Clones, often as parts of big portals or web news servers. There is a tendency to try to offer everything on one big site. We have three big portals, each with its own e-mail, blog system, web journal, search engine, catalog, map server, multi-language dictionary, social network, ad network. Then there are three big newspaper sites, which tend to offer it all as well. Collaboration is not usual on the Czech Internet." ...

The full interview at