Facebook Cozies Up With Cricket and IPL 2010
By on March 26th, 2010

has started to show a growing inclination towards India, firstly by opening up an operations office in Hyderabad, and now by cozying up to Cricket and promoting the extravaganza and cricket in general.

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Meenal J. Balar, a manager at Facebook for International growth, recently wrote a blog post on the Facebook blog promoting the sport (cricket) people are crazy about in India and several other parts of the world.

Though Cricket is not as popular as Football (soccer), it definitely has a lot of fan following, and it being promoted on a social network which has more than 400 million users definitely shows where Facebook is heading in the future after it has almost become the number 1 site in US.

Though Meenal did promote several external sites, the main focus was on how users can use Facebook Connect to easily access the site by using their Facebook account.

India is no newcomer to the social networking scene and there are people who use a mix of Facebook, and to keep in touch with friends, but using a sport which is almost touted to be a religion in India is a good move by Facebook to connect with people and grow their user base in India and even around the Indian sub-continent.

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  • http://dtechwiz.blogspot.com Karthik Prabhu

    Yup Keith.. It really is a very smart move by Facebook.. There are about millions of Facebook users from India.. And millions of cricket fans among them.. So, Facebook's move to promoting cricket and particularly the IPL twenty20 is really an awesome move.. Facebook is really showing slight inclination towards India these days..

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