PR NEWSWIRE -- Aug 9 -- The "Social Network Wars" have begun and Zorpia is on a quest for global domination. Today the company announced the launch of its new Chinese social networking site, Zorpia.cn. Zorpia's expansion into China is the first step in an aggressive global expansion plan of taking on 22 additional markets including the UK, Australia, Canada, India, Taiwan, Japan, Europe, Latin America, and beyond. "We see Zorpia.com as the first 'Global Social Network,'" founder Jeffrey Ng said. In the past year, Zorpia.com has added more than three million registered users and receives 3.6 million page views daily. Zorpia Ltd. is a privately owned company and is currently seeking venture capital. Jeffrey Ng, (650) 331-7390. FULL ARTICLE @ SYS COM
Mark Brooks: Currently Zorpia has a 996 Alexa rank. They've been around a couple of years but morphed more recently into a social network. Cyworld, South Korea's monster social network, opened an office stateside but I've not seen too much of them. There's more to social networking than just opening up a site in a new country and hoping new users come. The sites need seeding with local 'connectors'. That usually takes a local presence and network. There are numerous examples of sites that were borne in and did well in their respective countries. Grono.net (Poland), Rate.ee (Estonia), Yonja (Turkey) LIST. Orkut is over represented in Brazil. Friendster has a huge following in the Phillipines. MySpace is the biggest worldwide.