Social commerce, aka a purchase generated via social media networking website, is set to become the next best thing for online shopping. Social media networking use and growth is at an time high with users becoming more acquainted with the shopping experience through these channels.
From GSK, Qualcomm, VW/Audi, Chrysler and Microsoft to McDonald’s, Yum Brands/KFC and most recently Walmart, it has been a long, hot summer for foreign companies in China as Beijing continues to enforce food safety and anti-monopoly laws.
A group of Chinese travellers showed up at a winery in rural Oregon unexpectedly. Communication was difficult, and they ended their visit on a somewhat disappointing note. The owner asked my friend for some advice on what to do the next time Chinese tourists came. My friend said, "You won't see any more of them for a long time coming."
With an Internet population of 618M and counting, larger than that of the US and Western Europe combined, it’s becoming perilous not to become familiar with the platforms and technologies that drive this avalanche of upwardly mobile middle-class consumers. Here's a quick primer about the Chinese social web.
Continuing our series of studies into digital trends and developments around the world, our new China report profiles a variety of critical data points, including the penetration rates of different technologies, the top-ranking social platforms, and a wealth of interesting facts and figures on Chinese netizens’ behaviour.
The first thing to keep in mind when dealing with Baidu is that they operate in a completely different way than Google. You won’t hear any talk of Pandas or Penguins. But you will notice that their decision making is very nationalistic in nature
I was awaiting Tom Smith’s new Global Web Index and I found the results fascinating. I’ll blog for the next 3 days on surprising results from the survey! The first surprise to me, is the progression of China in Social.
Written by Maggie Fox | Posted on September 7th 2011
Adam Zhang, Social Media Group intern, provides a quick overview of the Chinese social media landscape, as well as the two biggest social platforms in China – Renren.com (the Facebook of China) and Sina Weibo (a microblog).