Facebook Use Drops in VN

by aengelson | March 15th, 2010

Facebook usership, not surprisingly, has declined in Vietnam since the government restricted access.

Over the weekend, someone tweeted me this analysis of Facebook use in Vietnam after the government block started. The Vietnamese government, which operates all internet carriers in the country, stopped allowing access to Facebook in late 2009 and early 2010. More here.

Some people are reportedly getting around the block, and it’s likely that  those users are not showing up in this data,  since, the way I understand it, their IP addresses no longer show a traceable location.

One other interesting statistic. In China, where FB is also blocked, there are fewer users than in the Republic of the Maldives.

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Hi, I'm Andy Engelson, a writer and editor who lived in Hanoi for five years and now lives in Geneva Switzerland. This blog is no longer active, but you can find more of my writing at The Lost Salt Atlas. I'm currently working on a historical novel set in the Northwest United States during World War II. In a former life, I edited Washington Trails magazine. I like to hike, travel, and play with my family.

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