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June 21, 2013 at 10:11 am #33017
There are a number of IM (instant messenger) tools in China such as Skype, QQ, wechat, weibo – which is the best one for you? However all of them are very popular in China.June 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm #33028CharlieKeymaster
The only two Chinese social networks that I really use are Weibo and Weixin. I think those are the only two really worth using nowadays. Although everyone is on Weibo, I prefer the exclusivity of Weixin, knowing that only people that you explicitly add to your contacts can see your “Moments” posts.
I’m happy that QQ is all but dead at this point (and that it’s indirectly built into Weixin anyway). Good riddance!June 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm #33036FedericoParticipant
Like Charlie said,
Weibo (I can’t speak chinese, but I’m using this with Chrome),
and QQ/QQ International…June 21, 2013 at 5:28 pm #33037
I also use weibo and webchat . Charlie , Federico , Happy weekend!
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For you too Alice!June 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm #33061kaleParticipant
I`d like to make friends, everyone can add me by scan this WeiXin Icon.
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There’s an english version of Weibo for Android, but not for their website.June 25, 2013 at 9:26 am #33160CharlieKeymaster
There’s an english version of Weibo for Android, but not for their website.
Even with a Weibo client translated into English, 99.999% of the content on Weibo is in Chinese. It’s a great way to learn Chinese, even though there is a lot of slang.June 25, 2013 at 9:40 am #33162
Even with a Weibo client translated into English, 99.999% of the content on Weibo is in Chinese. It’s a great way to learn Chinese, even though there is a lot of slang.
Charlie, do u learn Chinese ?June 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm #33223EricParticipant
im obsessed with dianping this past while. im apparently #1 in china for newbies.June 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm #33229
dianping? maybe i should try , i didn’t use this before.June 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm #33329CraigParticipant
Is qq really on it’s way out? My friend once told me that is was dying too, but I just didn’t see it. Almost all of my chinese friends use qq, and the few that don’t use weixin instead to get their qq messages. Many of my friends also use qzone through qq.
Maybe qq/qzone is just more popular with the younger crowd. I am young, and I think all of my chinese friends are aged 16-28.
But, maybe it could be more popular with the youth because some of them love to play qqgames (but I do too 😛 )June 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm #33339EricParticipant
qq is necessary for all the accounts. it won’t phase out. however, the qq messenger is much less popular compared to weixin.
other than that, the main one is weibo which you dont need a qq account for.June 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm #33371statsspParticipant
Noedays more and more people are switching from QQ and Weibo to Weixin(Weichat).
My understanding is that although QQ and Weibo also have the version for Mobile equipments, but Weixin (Weichat) is using your contract list to recommend some friends to you. And by this, your network expand quickly. Weixin (weichat) is more a kind of mobile application.
And some other feature like you can send voice message, or use it as walkie-talkie, or have vedio call. And you can also shake your phone to get connect to someone who is shaking his/her phone at the same time.
Amazingly and unbelievly, one of my friend in Qatar and one in Singapor are also using Weixin.
And like Weibo/Facebook, you can also share topics and picture (only) with linked friends).
Belive me, one day, Weixin (weichat) will replace QQ.June 30, 2013 at 9:14 am #33380Al the DeadParticipant
more like merge with it imho. It sure has more usage but what about all that stuff that was built around QQ? Noone going just throw it out.
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