MySpace, Facebook Get Serious About Asia

The social networking majors are aggressively pursuing the region's growing online audience, as earlier arrivals Friendster and Orkut defend their turf

A year ago, Shruti Narayan, a 13-year-old who lives in India, began using Google's (GOOG) social networking site, Orkut, to keep tabs on schoolmates. But a few months ago, Narayan made the jump to Facebook because "it has more features and interaction like quizzes and TV shows," she says.

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