Vietnam's home-grown social media for information control

"Some of our research shows, interestingly, that certain government agencies are actually now developing possible alternatives, local language alternatives, to Facebook, to Google which if these services are formally banned they’re obviously going to hope to fill the space with these local platforms that have been government developed and, obviously, will be government controlled and monitored. So it looks like we’re headed toward a certain confrontation between these international technology companies and Vietnamese authorities," Crispin noted. VOA Asia article. What is interesting is the similarity of the objective and the difference in the means of achieving it between the governments the world over.

Transparency and social media

Transparency and social mediaCrisis management manuals all talk of keeping lines of communication open at all times and at any cost. So why don’t organizations translate that to communications with customers and business partners?