Hindi Social Network ShabdaNagari Attracts 20,000 Users

ShabdaNagari, a new social networking site for Hindi speakers, has acquired over 20,000 registered users in its first year. This high level of interest stems primarily from cities in India and other Hindi speaking countries, but also in places such as the USA and Canada. ShabdaNagari has said that its vision is “to establish that online platforms should speak to users in their language”, and not make people believe they have to “learn English to be connected in a digital world.” According to studies by Google India, Hindi language online content is growing at a rate of around 94% per year compared to just 19% growth for English content.