In China the number of social media users is staggering – an estimated one billion.
New services pop up all the time with enticing new features like Weixin (WeChat) which is part Facebook, Instagram and audio messaging . So where do old social media networks go? Stagnate or wither? And will their fate say anything about networks like Facebook in the West?
Some anthropological research suggests that they take on the role of an old friend. Someone that you might visit once a year for old times’ sake. Like QQ for example. This network is older than Facebook, built to work on all types of phones. Around half the Chinese population has an QQ account.