Social media in China

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Research Paper


Social Media is connecting the world in a way no other technology has before. People around the world are connected to one platform or another, and check in or post almost every day. From the birth of a royal baby to what’s happening on the ground in Syria, we can receive live updates from next door to half way across the planet. As a subcontinent where over 513 million people use the Internet and 300 million are using social media sites, China has the most active Internet users in the world (Chiu, Ip, and Silverman, 1). The people in China spend about [40%] of their time online using social media, playing games, for academia, for business et cetera (Chiu, Ip, and Silverman, 1). Subsequently, Chinese and United States’ social media users occupy their own space on the Internet because each sub continental country has their own platforms, media coverage, language, interests, beliefs, and identities. In that regard, each country’s social media conception and growth have mostly been separate and largely unknown to outside users despite the fact that each sphere shares similar digital-age experiences.



Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Social media--China; College students--Social networks--China


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