What has Facebook done in this year?

.vn – There are several activities of “the world’s biggest social network” in Vietnam that you may not know!


Using Facebook Places freely


There will be no more detours to check-in Facebook Places like when it was first launched in U.S. Now, users in Vietnam can check-in freely, tag their friends in handouts, meetings, or workplaces. However, this function’s list of locations in Vietnam is not as abundant as Foursquare, which is favored and used frequently by many people as a habit when they go eating, hanging out or, shopping (though it is for nothing at all :P)


Facebook Vietnam’s official fan page


Officially launched on October 23, 2011, now this fan page has more than 15,000 fans. This is an important information bridge between users and Facebook. In an interview with Action.vn, Mr. Huynh Kim Tuoc, Facebook’s representative in Vietnam, said: “There are so many rumors like Facebook shutting down, competitions winning Facebook’s T-shirts, etc. cause a great disturbance of authenticity throughout the user community. From now on, this fan page is the only channel providing users with official information from Facebook”



Users now will be less puzzled by false rumors about Facebook.

Besides gathering multi-way flows of information for one and only source, fan page Facebook Vietnam also continuously updates news, gives instructions on new functions, and listens to users’ feedbacks to upgrade its products. Have you “like” Facebook Vietnam?


A companion of Vietnamese students


Being pretty quietly in this section, Facebook is always a companion of Vietnamese university students, especially focusing on students’ activities in ICT section. If you notice the fan page’s photos, you will easily spot Mr. Huynh Kim Tuoc along with other students at the “Anniversary: 20 years of Olympic & Awards”, with Facebook logo in the Silver sponsor’s section.



Mr. Huynh Kim Tuoc with the winners of this year.

OLP ’11 and ACM/ICPC were held in Can Tho University in last October. Here is the program’s information:

Student IT Olympiad in Vietnam (OLP) is an initiative of Vietnam Association for Information, Vietnam Student Association and the Ministry of Education and Training in order to motivate the movement of learning IT and encourage IT young talents. Starting in 1992, the competition has been held annually with the participation of numerous students from many universities and colleges in the country.


From 2006, after years of experimenting the standard of international programming competition ACM / ICPC for participants and online group competition process, Vietnam is formally approved to hold ACM international Collegiate programming Contest for international students in Asia Region.


Since 2007, Student IT Olympiad in Vietnam was connected with the ACM / ICPC contest into an IT contest for students in Vietnam and Asia. The size and scope of the competition is expanded in accordance with the government’s general regulation and under the patronage of the Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Information and Communications, Ministry of Science and Technology, Union of Science and Technology Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the People’s Committees of provinces and host cities.


Are there any other prominent activities of Facebook in Vietnam in this year? Share it with Action.vn and the community right now, ok!