Chi­nese so­cial net­works com­ing up fast

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS - By MENG JING mengjing@chi­nadaily.com.cn

With the in­creas­ing num­ber of Chi­nese ne­ti­zens and their grow­ing ap­petite for online net­works, China is tak­ing over that space with three of the coun­try’s so­cial net­works among the world’s largest, said a re­port from Busi­ness In­sider, a United States-based busi­ness and tech­nol­ogy web­site.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, Qzone, a so­cial net­work launched by In­ter­net gi­ant Ten­cent Hold­ings Ltd, Sina Weibo, one of China’s most pop­u­lar mi­croblog­ging sites, and WeChat, a mo­bile chat app from Ten­cent, ranked third, fourth and 10th, re­spec­tively, in the list of the world’s largest so­cial net­works.

The list, which was re­leased on Tues­day, com­pared the world’s most pop­u­lar so­cial net­works and gen­er­ated a rank­ing based on their re­ported or es­ti­mated num­ber of monthly ac­tive users.

Face­book Inc ranked first with 1.15 bil­lion monthly ac­tive users as of Oct 30, fol­lowed by YouTube’s 1 bil­lion monthly users. China’s Qzone took third place with 712 mil­lion to­tal users.

It’s twice as large as global so­cial mes­sag­ing app What­sApp, and nearly three times as large as Twit­ter.

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