Profiling China’s Top 5 Social Networks – China Social Media 1

Alia | March 9th, 2011 - 5:03 am
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A closer and more in-depth analysis of the top 5 social netwoking sites in China. Comparing the ranking, pageview, stickiness, user profile and traffic for the 5 most popular social networks in China.

Who is the “old friend of China”

Alia | March 7th, 2011 - 2:59 am
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In China’s diplomatic vocabulary, there is a very special title: “old friend of the Chinese people”. People can get a glimpse of the track of China’s diplomacy from the changes of how the term has been used. Over the past sixty years, a total of 601 people have ever been referred to as “an old friend of the Chinese people”. They came from 123 countries across five continents.

Panguso review: It’s Chinese government run, It’s ambitious, It sucks.

Alia | March 4th, 2011 - 4:11 am
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China Mobile and Xinhua news agency together launched Panguso, the Chinese government-run search engine, on Feb, 22nd, 2011, with ambitious plans to topple Baidu and fill in the vacancy left by Google’s leave. Yet Panguso ends up a general failure in terms of both aesthetics and functionality. An actual comparison of search results between Panguso, Baidu and Google shows that Panguso is more an archive of “voice of China” than a search engine.

Monthly roundup_Baidu buzz_2/22/2011

Alia | February 23rd, 2011 - 6:43 am
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Check out what are the latest online buzz and the hottest search topics on Baidu by 2/22/2011- most searched topics, popular group buying sites, most interested digital devices and luxury brands.

Twitter vs. China’s No.1 Microblog: What Twitter should learn from Sina Weibo

Alia | February 22nd, 2011 - 4:35 am
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No one can give a definite answer to the question of whether Twitter can be a huge success in China, like in other places around the world. But from a comparison between Twitter and China’s most popular microblogging service Sina Weibo, we can at least say that Twitter has a lot to learn from its Chinese copycat in terms of user experience, social elements and content navigation.