Author: ashleyry22

VKontakte Russia’s main social networking site

A new social media outlet has become mainstream in Russia. That being Vkontakte or VK. Vkontakte was created in 2006 by Pavel Durov. Like Facebook VK allows users to message contacts publicly or privately, create groups, public pages and events, share and tag images, audio and video, and play browser-based games. The site is translated in English, Russian and Ukrainian. VK is a very popular social network in Russia. In comparison to Facebook 8 million people visited Facebook in comparison to the 49 million people visiting VK in a month.

The 2012 olympics games were the first described as the world’s “first social games” for the fact that the athletes were so connected to their social media and sharing with the world. Primarily by Facebook and twitter. This years Olympic games were primarily shared by VK subscribers due to the location.  The official olympic page on VK has over 2 million subscribers.It is said that Russian users are number 2 in the world in using social media. Like Facebook VK allows users to message contacts publicly or privately, create groups, public pages and events, share and tag images, audio and video, and play browser-based games. The site is translated in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

I found it very interesting to find out about another areas social networking tool.vkontakte

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