By An Phương HCM CITY – Do unique hashtag campaigns or challenges, which take place across many social media platforms, result in something good or bad for society? I bet we’ve all heard of at least one hashtag campaign or challenge before. Of the eight people I spoke with, all of them said they had seen at least one social post tagged with a hashtag or challenge every day. “I often see one to two friends supporting a hashtag campaign or carrying out a random challenge on weekdays, and four to five people on weekends,” Thái Hưng, 28, told me. “Recently, #Trashtag, #Livegreen #MeToo, #Momochallenge and #Kikichallenge have become increasingly popular,” he said. “Of course, there are other ongoing viral hashtags, but social media usage, platforms, circles of friends, personal interests and online behaviour, among other factors, are what determine what we see,” Hưng added. I agree with Hưng. … [Read more...] about Hashtag campaigns: Do they have a realistic impact?
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A report on survey results recently released by VietnamWorks says 47.5 percent of the Information Technology (IT) staff cited "wanting higher salary" as their reason for the switch. "Wanting to be promoted" ranked as the second reason at 15.7 percent, while "wanting to a new work environment" came in third at 10 percent. Most IT respondents said that they deserve a higher salary and expect increases of between $300 and $1,000. Senior developers in Ho Chi Minh City, for example, receive an average salary of $1,098 a month, but they expect this figure to be $1,563. The gap increases with higher positions. IT mangers in HCMC earn on average $1,550 a month, but they desire $2,625. Although most respondents received bonuses and incentives, over 20 percent were not happy. According to 28.9 percent of unhappy respondents, the bonus amount was too low, and 25.1 percent said the types of bonuses given were insufficient. Gaku Echizenya, CEO of Navigos Group, the parent company of VietnamWorks, … [Read more...] about Most Vietnamese IT staff want to switch jobs
Vietnamese ride-hailing FastGo launched in Myanmar FastGo Viet Nam on Friday officially launched its service in Myanmar, becoming the first Vietnamese firm in the ride-hailing sector to expand its operations to foreign markets. FastGo plans to introduce its services in big cities in Myanmar in 2019, with 2 million users and 100,000 drivers. In addition, it would continue to invest and call for investment to develop new services in the market. It would maintain its competitive advantage of no commission for driver partners and not increasing fares during peak hours or adverse weather conditions. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Nguyen Huu Tuat, FastGo’s general director said with the foundation of global technology and service operation know-how, FastGo would continue to invest to develop new services in Myanmar. “We expect to become a part of Myanmar and a trusted partner,” he added. He said the company chose to launch in Myanmar first as they have a partner – … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 30/12
Using Dulux Wash & Wear with KidProof Technology™ of AkzoNobel, here are seven creative DIY paint projects to get your family started on creating beautifully-designed, kid-friendly, and washable walls this school holiday. Engaging in art-based projects is a good way for parents to connect with their children in the digital age, which both children and adults constantly bombarded with technology, by providing the opportunity to bond and establish parent-child connections while having fun. Go bold with colour blocking Colour blocking is a fun and easy way to get started on a DIY paint project with your child. Dulux Colour Experts recommend keeping it simple by isolating a particular portion of your wall for this. For instance, divide a shared bedroom for your kids and paint each half of the wall a different colour. Using bright, contrasting shades, such as yellow and pink for this creates a cheery and vibrant environment for the kids. Incorporate one-of-a-kind scribbles Let … [Read more...] about AkzoNobel issues seven creative decor projects for families this school holidays
Fayfay.com announces strategic partnership with Ho Chi Minh City tourism Hong Kong-based Fayfay.com on December 6 announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre to promote tourism in Vietnam, with a special focus on the city. The MoU was signed by Tran Ngoc Dong Quan, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre, along with Kingston Lai and Kelvin Wu, the co-founders of Fayfay.com, at Bep Nha Luc Tinh Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, in the presence of industry experts and members of the media. “Ho Chi Minh City is an important destination on Fayfay.com and we look forward to partnering with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre to showcase the city’s vibrant architecture, rich culinary scene, and authentic local experiences,” said Lai. “We believe strategic joint promotional activities with the Tourism Promotion Centre will enable us to leverage our online platform and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 10/12