International Communications Essay

650 Words Sep 25th, 2011 3 Pages
International Communications

Social Media Communication Behaviors in China

In January 2011, Fast Company published an article that focused on the social media revolution in China. It depicts the Chinese social networks currently exploding in the country, which rival competitors like Facebook and Twitter, both illegal in China. The newer upstarts are causing a surge among the young generation, by facilitating communication and open expression previously thought to be extinct in the Communist country. But the most astonishing information is statistics found by Netpop Research in San Francisco pertaining to Chinese online behaviors. “Chinese Internet users are twice as conversational as American users; in other words,
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And how does all of this communication affect the onset of social media into its mainstream?” The sources involved will range from journal articles, magazines, research studies, statistics and facts from valid companies, and personal interviews.


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