According to Sootoo.com, there are more than 70 million users on China’s professional social networking sites by the end of Nov 2012. The number of users has increased by 250% compared with 20 million last year. It is estimated that there will be 100 million professional social networking users in three months.
Professional SNS like Dajie, Tianji, Ruoling, who started early, have more than 10 million users registered while those late comers – Ushi, Binzhi, Renhe – gained 1,000,000 users and are targeting 5 million.
In just one year after LinkedIn going public, China’s social networking sites for professionals ushered in the golden age of development. 66% of popular professional SNS launched in the year of 2008. Gaoren and Jingwei just stepped into this market in 2011.