Renren released their new mobile app on November 26 2013, re-positioning to target young students as their core users. It could also be viewed as the return of Renren. In 2009, Renren changed its name from “xiaonei” to “renren” and allowed non-student users to register accounts. It encountered strong objects from some students then, they […]
According to Jia This, a social sharing aggregation provider which offers sharing and favorite buttons for over 800,000 Chinese websites, Qzone ranked the top in October social network sharing platforms. Wechat rose from the sixth to fourth, and renren dropped from fifth to sixth in October.
Wechat published its official data on November 18 2013. There years after the launch of Wechat, it has covered more than 200 countries in the world, published over 20 languages versions, and its total monthly active users reached 270 million. Wechat official platform accounts grew to 2 million in 15 months, increasing 8,000 per day.
According to iResearch, SNS in PC-end grew steadily, and the traffic in mobile-end and PC-end became closer. In PC-end, Weibo and social services kept increasing, while in mobile-end, Wechat was the main driving force. In August 2013, friends-making social networks reached 430 million monthly coverage, with a 0.2% YoY increase and a 1.3% QoQ drop. […]
Wechat announced on October 29 2013, Wechat would open a number of APIs to verified public accounts. It would charge public accounts for 300 yuan (USD 49) annually for verification fee.
GlobalWebIndex found that Google Maps was the top app by monthly usage rate last July, as high as 54%. Followed by Facebook, Youtube, and Google+. Tencent’s Wechat or known, as Weixin in China, came to the fifth place in world mobile ranking, with 27% usage rate. Twitter fell behind Wechat, with 22%. Instagram was ranked […]
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.
The newly launched Renren timeline does look like that of Facebook, where users can add stories being either text, photos, music or video. Users can also upload cover photos as well. Currently users who don’t like the timeline feature can switch back to the old interface.
CNNIC reported that nearly 80% of Chinese netizens pay close attention to commercial information on social networking sites. In September, the average visits per user on a single day is 2.2 times, 11 minutes.
Top social networks in China are QZone (Tencent), Tencent Weibo, Sina Weibo (250 million), Renren and Kaixin001.com. Data source: eMarketer.com
China social network users are more likely to consider social network sites a good source of word-of-mouth information on brand experiences than were users in the US, at 23% vs. 18% in the US, according to a survey from Jack Morton Worldwide.
About two hours ago, some Internet users in China reported Google+ can now be accessed in China; yes, without using VPN. It’s not accessible in all cities; but it seems most people now in China can access Google+.
A screenshot was leaked yesterday about a new social network, Laiwang.com that Alibaba is building and testing internally:
Users China’s top social networking sites are quite young, about 80% of which are between 20-34 years old according to Enfordesk’s data in September this year.
Renren last week announced its unaudited Q3 financial results, who also made their first post-IPO strategic acquisition, 56.com in Q3, a leading Chinese user-generated-content focused video sharing site Renren’s mobile penetration has reached over 35% of unique monthly log-in users with over half of their mobile users accessing their Renren accounts through smartphones. In addition, […]