Comments on: Chinese Social Media 101 ~ A Glimpse Beyond the Great Wall http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/ Engage, Monitor, Collaborate and Analyze, Securely Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:30:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 By: Crystal Jiang http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-225737 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:52:57 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-225737 Thanks Ken for your insights. Tencent and Sina Weibo are both two popular Chinese micro-blogging sites that were frequently requested by Chinese internet users to be integrated into our dashboard. We are really glad to be able to help bridge different cultures.

WeChat is powerful in terms of its functionality and its potential to become a platform for maketing campaigns.

Please keep your insights coming and share with us.

– Crystal

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By: Ken Gordon http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-225719 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:59:12 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-225719 Excellent article and today’s announcement of the integration of Tencent Weibo. Following my first visit to China last year, I have been using Tencent Weibo and relying on Google chrome to translate pages. I signed up for QQ and also Weixo (now renamed WeChat).
Following the same rules as for twitter (and given the translation is not 100% correct) I am getting a fascinating into Chinese culture and the basic things people worry about. I get the same buzz from Tencent that I used to get from twitter when i first started using it. There are a few bells and whistles that make it compelling and engaging. I am sure they will be copied by western social media sooner or later. I have a bunch of followers (or listeners) some of which regularly communicate with me. It’s a fantastic window onto a different culture for the curious.

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By: Connor Meakin http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-194265 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:42:46 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-194265 Hi Charlie. We can definitely help your efforts. The key is finding where your audiences is online. Beyond Twitter and Facebook, you need to research and figure out what other social networks your prospective clients hangs out on. After that, start ‘listening’ in to relevant conversations regarding your industry.

Geo-located Twitter searches within HootSuite are a great way to do this. Start by setting up search streams for key words based around your your industry (namely tourism based). Also, Facebook’s new ‘Open Graph Search’ is something to experiment with as well.

Let me know if I can assist with anything else.

-Connor

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By: Charlie http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-193378 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:08:13 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-193378 @Jacob, Hi mate, We are a marketing Company based in Cairns, Australia. A very popular Chinese destination especially this time of the year. We are currently looking at ways to engage the social media space for clients to expose their tourism business to potential holiday makers prior to departing. I use HootSuite but i am very new atm to it all.
I look forward to your feedback.

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By: yossef http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-189468 Sat, 05 Jan 2013 16:48:49 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-189468 hi !

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By: Social Media in China http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-164553 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:22:31 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-164553 […] social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube have been blocked in China. However, hootsuite revealed, what’s surprising is the vast usage of social media in […]

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By: feiya http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-164515 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:40:10 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-164515 It’s really good to see hootsuite finally working on chinese social networks.

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By: Jacob S http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-163222 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:41:11 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-163222 Great question, and one that I wondered about myself.

One explanation might be that some people have more than one account. That seems like a a stretch to account for 200 million users though.

What may be most likely is the huge amount of Chinese speaking people who live outside of Mainland China. People in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and in the massive Chinese expat community around the world also frequently use QQ.

The 514 million users number 2011, so it is a little bit old already, though it is the freshest number I’ve seen.

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By: Margot唐 http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-163079 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:13:13 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-163079 @Jacob I might not be good enough at maths but I do not understand how Tencent can claim 700 millions users while it is commonly admitted than”only” more than 500 millions Chinese users are reported in 2012 .

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By: Jacob S http://blog.hootsuite.com/chinese-social-media-101/#comment-162997 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:00:14 +0000 http://blog.hootsuite.com/?p=31052#comment-162997 They are definitely looking at it. Several networks mentioned are starting to tinker with English versions. These are meant to be friendly to the international crowd. How good of a job they do expanding beyond the ‘Sinosphere’ will remain to be seen!

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