Mint had carried an article today “From a Facebook founder, a social network for work” [originally from NY Times]. It is always interesting to read about how one can improve your productivity. The article is about the task management tool ‘Asana’ but in view of valuations I guess everyone wants to attach the word ‘social network’ to their product.
Since today morning tweets have been talking about the various products Google has decided to shut – Google Buzz, Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle social features etc. I wasn’t using any of these actively. Google Buzz was reading my tweets, thats about the closest I have got to using any of these products which are about to shut.
LinkedIn has an user base of 120+ million people across 200+ countries all over the worldwide. LinkedIn India has about 11 million users. Few have tried to replicate LinkedIn in India, as expected they have failed miserably.
Internet companies in India usually complain about the low internet user base we have, or at least we would have wanted a faster growth in the user base. The internet user base in India estimate varies from 60 million to 100 million, depending on whom you ask. For a country with over 1 billion people, it is reasonably safe to say our online user base is small.