Social Media Emergence In China

16 06 2010

As the China internet user numbers grow, so does the popularity of social media. Between 2000 and 2007, there was a 620% increase in internet use in China (approx 1.4 new users a month) and 76 million tuning into video related social media websites 24% of the internet population in China tuning into online blogs. Social networks such as Facebook in the west have been mimicked in China, using their own version ‘Xiaoeni’, and ‘Wealink’ rather than LinkedIn, ‘Fanfou’ instead of Twitter and ‘Sina’ rather than blogger.