is the number of people who have completed our survey, which is based on Forrester’s Social Technographics, which classifies consumers into six overlapping levels of participation (creators, critics, collectors, joiners, spectators, and inactives). As of this writing.

Social Technographics Profiles

Social Technographics Profiles

Our idea is simple: we want to gain a better understanding of how Vietnamese Internet Users are using Social Technologies (Blogs, SNS, Forums, etc.) everyday so we can target at them more effectively. Or to put it another way, we strive to build a big picture for the Social Computing scene in Vietnam.

On Tuesday October 13th we started the survey, which essentially asked people which technologies they are using. After receiving some very constructive feedbacks from @nhnguyen and @chipro, we decided to restart the survey, sacrificing the first 300 samples. However, since we mostly used social media to push the survey to people, it’s worth it, especially when the data were very skewed (asking Facebookers if they use Facebook, for example.)

It didn’t take long for us to achieve the same number on the next day, and with Raovat123‘s support, our samples have grown substantially since then. What’s more, samples from this Classified ads site are very neutral to our survey and the random people who come from search engines through this site have been a great comfort to us. Thanks @ncchinh a bunch!

Raovat123s Frontpage with our Survey Banner

Raovat123's Frontpage with our Survey Banner

After talking to many people we understand that this is not a really perfect survey in terms of methodology and the questions that we asked. However, we’re pleased with the progress and pretty confident that this is a very good start in our venture into the real world of social media in Vietnam.

The survey will be closed by the end of Monday, whose initial data will be available to the public before long. A more detailed discussion will be presented at Barcamp Saigon. In the meantime, stay tuned by taking a look at our daily updates (in Vietnamese) here.

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