Social Network As A Purely Local Phenomenon In Ghana

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Internet users are excited with Social Networking giants like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and the new baby in town Google+. These sites are very popular worldwide, however, certain countries have their own unique response to these global social portals.

In Japan, Although Twitter and Facebook are becoming popular, the country has its own Social Network.

Mixi Japan's Former Top Social Network
Mixi Japan's Former Top Social Network

Mixi has been Japan’s biggest Social network site for a long time. The site is now overtaken by GREE.

GREE’s Japan’s Biggest Social Network
GREE’s Japan’s Biggest Social Network

GREE’s the current biggest thing in Japan.

Russia also has one of the world’s active Internet users. They have their own version of Facebook too.

Vkontakte Russia's Popular Social Network
Vkontakte Russia's Popular Social Network

Vkontakte.ru ranks as the most popular Social Networking site in Russia

In Brazil the is one site developed by Google, not Google+, that is highly loved over there.

Orkut Brazil's Popular Social Network
Orkut Brazil's Popular Social Network

Orkut is the most popular Social network in Brazil.

In The Quest Of A Social Network As A Purely Local Phenomenon In Ghana.

There are some exciting trends in the Ghanaian Social Networking space. I’ve checked out some few social network sites by Ghanaians for Ghanaians with the African flavour. I’ll attempt to list a few of them that I’ve tried out myself.

Although Ghanains love social sites like Hi5, Netlog and Facebook, more young girls and boys are gradually shifting focus on an exclusive Ghanaian based portal. There are quite some few sites on the market all claiming to be The Social Network of Ghana, however two sites have impressed me so far. I’ve been online since 2000 and I have seen 100s of sites come and go and with my experience with social media tools, I think these two sites have a future with the youth of Ghana.

1. I am a Ghanaian

I am a Ghanaian - One of Ghana's Newest Social Network
I am a Ghanaian - One of Ghana's Newest Social Network
I am a Ghanaian - Recent Photos
I am a Ghanaian - Recent Photos

 I am a Ghanaian is the online community for spirited Ghanaians who want to explore their passion, keep in touch with friends, connect with other Ghanaians, share life experience, and most of all have fun.Features on the site include blogging, a marketplace where you can sell your stuff and advertise your company for free, video chat and video conferencing tool, ‘Meetme’ for dating, forums and group formations, sharing of music, photos and videos, emails service. You can also send ecards to put a smile on a love ones face, plan and publish events, and a social and public announcements section. You can post and search for jobs conduct polls and play games. We also bring you cutting edge news. We have also unleashed a citizen journalism tool – ‘Eyewitness’ for the benefit of Ghanaians. We believe that looking at ‘news’ from different angles gives a deeper understanding of what is going on within and among Ghanaians across the globe. It could be from your community, school or campus, work place, region, church, mosque, events etc. Ghanaians are amazing and interesting people doing fascinating things that do not always make news. Eyewitness allows you to write and post any news.

2. GSocialize

Gsocialize - Ghana's Hottest Social Network
Gsocialize - Ghana's Hottest Social Network

 

Gsocialize – a new way of life. A hybrid network that gives you the full social networking experience plus more on a single platform.

Do you know of other Ghanaian social networks worth noting? Are you a member of any of these? Have your say. Thanks.

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9 thoughts on “Social Network As A Purely Local Phenomenon In Ghana

    Nee Okai said:
    July 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I’m also impressed. But I would like to make it known that there are not only two sites but three. The last one is onebday.com

      GADEL responded:
      July 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Nee thanks for letting me know. I’ll get on board there too and probably make an update or a total new post comparing the features of the 3 and give a critique as a technical person myself.

      Cheers!
      Delali

    paa said:
    July 20, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    wow this is amazing lets all help in growing these social networks grow why not???
    go GHANA

    The Thinkers said:
    September 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Great to know more Ghanaians are getting on board the social networking platform,more importantly we have social networking sites in ghana, would check out on it soon. By the way how popular are these sites?

      GADEL responded:
      September 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      They are becoming popular.

    Akrong Joseph Anyetei said:
    January 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    youfabi.com is also another Social Site making waves.

      GADEL responded:
      January 25, 2012 at 3:37 am

      Thanks Joseph I shall write about your site soon. GADEL

    Eben Atta-Eyison said:
    April 14, 2012 at 5:30 am

    the greatest of all these social networks in ghana now is greetlane.com.
    check it gadel. they have built their own platform. first in ghana and africa as well.

      GADEL responded:
      April 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

      I’ll check it out. I hope you are right. Thanks.

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