| ||Why isn't Facebook popular in Japan,Russia,China?|
4 points by facebookChina 2351 days ago | hide | past | web | 6 comments | favorite |
|Recently Zuckerberg said that was the case.
Jut wanted to see what the HN community feels.
User interface? Use-cases? Government interference?
I just made this observation - All these countries seem to LOVE the color Red.
Just look at China's flag, japan's flag- and best of all- the former Soviet Union's flag.|
Perhaps there are almost invisible cultural cues.
TopCoder is incredibly popular in countries of former Soviet Union,China.
And what does every coder worth his NaCl on TopCoder, aspire?
Becoming a 'RED-RATED' member.
And Facebook- is all 'Blue'. 91 % of all Desktops use the ubiquitous Windows 'Blue' login screen.
I would go as far to argue that, everything else being the same,'Blue themes' definitely resonates well with Americans. Not sure about former Soviet union/Communist countries.
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