Graphic: China’s Answer to Social Networking

With almost 500 million of its citizens now online, China is in the process of a massive social media revolution: in fact, a full quarter of all social network users in the world are now Chinese. How is this quick change shaping up for the many new computer users in the country and what are they able to see with the governments now famous “Great Firewall of China” in place? This graphic from G+, a community for professionals, academics and entrepreneurs to connect, explores the firewall, platforms Chinese are using to connect, what’s driving the quick adoption of social media, why it’s important to the republic and how the country’s digital consumption stacks up compared to the rest of us. It’s an exciting and quickly changing time in the social media world.

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Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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