In my post The time is right for SEO in Thailand I mentioned that the %penetration for internet users in Thailand is growing rapidly due to the rapid growth of Broadband connectivity and Mobile online marketing. These factors have also had a significant effect on the number of users of Social networking services in Thailand as can be seen from the following chart.
The above statistics demonstrate that Thai users of Social networks is increasing dramatically. In the Year 2011, the most popular Social network in Thailand is Facebook, with the second being Youtube and the third being Hi5. From the graph above, we can analyse the trends of each social media network in Thailand:
Actually Hi5 is the first social network that Thai users used and has been very popular since 2009. The graph shows that the number of Thai users of Hi5 in 2009 was more than Facebook and Hi5 could attract users by by enabling them to create their own profiles, upload photos, and share them with friends. At that time this feature was quite new and very attractive to Thai users. Therefore in the year 2009 Hi5 was the most popular social network in