Friday, 30 January 2009
Yoosk is spreading its wings and the first overseas site has been launched. Those of you who have been following the progress of Yoosk will know that we have strong ties with Vietnam and this is the country we have chosen for our first overseas site.
The site is being run in partnership with the British Embassy Hanoi and www.vietnamnet.com as part of the celebration of 35 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries and the aim is to allow Vietnamese people to ask questions of people in the public eye in the UK.
The site can be found here.
Already the site has 230 members and has gathered over 100 questions - more than 50% of which have been answered.The site has generated a lot of interest in the Vietnamese Press and we have high hopes that this will kick start a completely Vietnamese version of the site with Vietnamese celebrities and politicians answering the questions.
Watch this space - we'll keep you posted on any developments. Meanwhile British Foreign Secretary David Miliband will be the next public figure to be in the interview spotlight - we're looking forward to seeing what the Vietnamese public will want to ask him!