Tuesday, 25 February 2014

China's Top Social Media Networks

Never fear, dear readers, I am still here! And I am back. :)

Boy have times changed.. when I first started this blog there were no smartphones, no ipads, no Whatsapp, no Pinterest, no Instagram and Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter were used by only a few and now look at us!

Did you know that the top social media networks are not all American? Many of them are Chinese. It's just that we've never heard about them because they are all in Chinese and we don't use them!

Weixin (WeChat) has almost as many users as Whatsapp and Qzone has about half as many users as Facebook.

Here's an interesting article in the Business Insider that discusses these new media.

  • Facebook (1.15 billion monthly active users (MAUs))
  • YouTube (1 billion MAUs)
  • Qzone (712 million total users)
  • Sina Weibo (500 million total users)
  • WhatsApp (350 million MAUs)
  • Google+ (327 million MAUs)
  • Tumblr (300 million MAUs)
  • LINE (275 million total active users)
  • Twitter (240 million MAUs)
  • WeChat (236 million MAUs)
  • Tencent Weibo (220 MAUs)
  • LinkedIn (184 MAUs)

  • and here's an interesting graphic from TechInAsia

    Interesting, huh?