China has an interesting relationship with social media. For a country without access to Facebook or Twitter, There is an astonishingly high rate of social media usage. A recent survey of Chinese internet users revealed that a whopping 95% of them use social media, which puts China on track to become the largest social media user in the world.
Qzone, Renren, Weibo,and Kaixin 001 are some of the popular social media sites in China. They offer Chinese people an opportunity to express themselves and network. This simple freedom to branch out online is attractive to people anywhere in the world, but here in China it truly resonates.
Even if you don’t have much experience with social media, it can be fun to ride the wave of growth in online connectivity. Try blogging as a way to communicate with friends overseas and record family events. For some blogging basics, visit this site.
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