Posted by: practicalglobalrelations | January 25, 2010

New Social Networking Site for the Caribbean

I recently read a post from the Caribbean PR Blog about a new social networking site for people in the Caribbean called MyAbeng. Creator Mark Lee, a Caribbean communicator in Canada, even created an incentive for networkers to join. In the first six months, he will be giving away two car/desktop fridge per month. This appears to be one of the first networking sites created only for people living in the Caribbean.

The site will allow people in distinct places to communicate with each other through discussion forums, live chat, internal email and blogs. The description of the site sounds like any other social networking site in that people can be a part of any type of group, from a group of friends to a professional association. But what makes it different? MyAbeng is actually built “around your desktop” and is your main hub for receiving messages or any sort of notice through the social networking site.

It is interesting to see the amount of social media expansion that is happening in other regions of the world, particularly in the Caribbean where you may not associate much use of the internet. It is difficult to find much information about MyAbeng so it’s hard to tell how successful this venture has been. Neverthelesss, it is refreshing to hear that these countries have recently decided to step foot into the world of social media.

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Responses

  1. I always find it interesting when online social networks are built around specific locations. Isn’t the point of online networks that location doesn’t matter? Maybe this is an example of how the online and real world merge.


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