MUST KNOW: Top 8 Chinese Social Networks & Eccomerce « Mailman Group : A social media and innovation agencyIt’s now 2011 so we’ve short listed the TOP 8 Chinese social networks, ecommerce and search sites you must use (or at least consider) when creating your Chinese social media strategy.
by Swati on May 3rd, 2011
The leading social networking site in China, renren.com, started out as a blatant Facebook clone - but it now has tens of millions of users. Despite obvious similarities to Facebook, there is one significant difference from the U.S. in how Renren and other Chinese SNS are used. The bread and butter of these sites is social games using virtual items. Indeed, Farmville originated in China! In this first post of a series, we outline the most popular social network sites in China.
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The top social-networking service in the world’s biggest Internet market was created by graduates of a prestigious university to help students communicate with each other.
Facebook holds sway as the default social network in many parts of the world across all Internet demographics.
The world’s largest social network may be blocked in the world’s most populous nation but – according to the latest stats from Social Bakers – China has been the fastest growing Facebook nation over the last three months.
By SMBWorld Asia Editors | Jun 17, 2011
In the West, the Internet started with users in business, academia and government, mostly fulfilling utilitarian needs. In contrast, Internet usage in China stemmed from a consumer phenomenon, focused on entertainment and communications.
Research from Fleishman-Hillard found that while internet users in China overwhelmingly felt more comfortable with companies that microblog, those in North America and the UK were largely unmoved. China Internet users also show very positive attitude toward companies monitoring microblogs: Edison Research found that while 87% of US consumers had heard of Twitter, only 7% used it.
In April 2010, CNNIC released their report on Chinese rural Internet development in 2009. For the most part, it’s a comparison of urban and rural internet usage in China.