Chinese Online Social Networks Fortune Times Plaza, Room 2022-2026 No. 1438 Shaanxi Road (North) Shanghai 200060, China Ph...
Contents <ul><li>China Internet Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excursus: BBS in C...
China Internet Facts
<ul><li>User Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>253 million Internet users  (in June 2008, reported by CNNIC)  </li></ul><u...
China Internet Facts User Characteristics
China Internet Facts    Entertainment comes first! User Characteristics
China Internet Facts Google eBay MSN Messenger YouTube Flickr Facebook Myspace LinkedIn Yahoo! Blogger Baidu Taobao QQ You...
A common excuse … Cat  vs.  Copy-Cat
But … Copy/Paste is not a Chinese phenomenon only…  
A quick look at Germany… vs. vs. vs.
Rest of Europe… Most  popular website and  SNS  in Poland / 波兰最受欢迎的门户网站,同时也是当地最大的社区网站 Most  popular website and  Search En...
Excursus: BBS in China
<ul><li>At a Glance </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 million  registered  BBS users  (one netizen can register in more than one BBS...
<ul><li>At a Glance </li></ul><ul><li>80% of Chinese sites are running their own BBS </li></ul><ul><li>   Your company as...
Categories & Examples Excursus: BBS in China Sewing Machine 1.990.228 8.619 bbs.sewinginfo.com Sewing Travelling in Europe...
SNS in China
At a Glance:  F amous SNS in China  (Quiz: Spot the „error“) SNS in China Active users! 1.564 3.000.000 www.dianping.com D...
www.facebook.com www.xiaonei.com 1.45 million users in China 25 million users in China SNS in China The Copy-Cat Issue
SNS in China The Copy-Cat Issue:
SNS in China The Copy-Cat Issue: Also among Chinese SNS Recent example: www.xiaonei.com www.xiaonei001.com www.kaixin001.c...
SNS in China Foreign Capital Investment in Chinese SNS: Selected Examples United Capital Investment/SIG United Capital Inv...
SNS in China The Copy-Cat Issue:  The Difference <ul><li>Sales of virtual items:  </li></ul><ul><li>avatars (personalized ...
SNS in China Categories & Examples:  Casual SNS: Kids/Teenagers 2.493 4.000.000 www.360quan.com 360quan 12 Global Alexa ra...
SNS in China Categories & Examples:  Vertical SNS:  Students 5 1.452.000 www.facebook.com Facebook 17 Global Alexa ranking...
SNS in China Categories & Examples:  Casual SNS:  Working Class /general interest 11 27.500.000 hi.baidu.com Baidu Kongjia...
SNS in China Categories & Examples:  Vertical SNS:  Business 104.187 1000000 www.renhe.cn Renhe 22 Global Alexa ranking Us...
SNS in China Categories & Examples:  Vertical SNS: misc. 767 2.000.000 www.douban.com Douban 14 22.456 1.000.000 www.yiqi....
SNS in China Categories & Examples:  The Future: <ul><li>30 Mio. registered users </li></ul><ul><li>Worlds largest mobile ...
SNS in China <ul><li>Case Study: SNS n°1: Qzone  </li></ul><ul><li>Operated by  Tencent </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in  Jun...
SNS in China <ul><li>Case Study: SNS n°1: Qzone:  Sources of Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Charged services:   </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>1 Q coin = RMB 1 </li></ul>Case Study:  SNS n°1: Qzone:  Virtual items SNS in China
About Us
= Market entry partner & Incubator for Western Internet companies in East Asia operated by
Social website creator http://cn.jimdo.com Chinese sample portal for western brand products http://www.letstry.com.cn Web-...
Organized Events The first truly pan-Asian web technology event www. openwebasia.com Tour of international tech bloggers t...
GoingEast.Asia www.goingeast.asia Online survey on the expansion of Interactive Media companies to and from East Asia
Thank you! W eb2 A sia George Godula Founder Room 2022-2026 No. 1438 Shaanxi Road (North) Shanghai 200060, China Phone:   ...
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    1. 1. Chinese Online Social Networks Fortune Times Plaza, Room 2022-2026 No. 1438 Shaanxi Road (North) Shanghai 200060, China Phone: +86 21 32270872 Fax: +86 21 32270875 Email: [email_address] Web: http://www.web2asia.com operated by
    2. 2. Contents <ul><li>China Internet Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excursus: BBS in China </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At a Glance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories & Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SNS in China </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At a Glance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Copy-Cat Issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories & Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Study: SNS n°1: Qzone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About U s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W eb2 A sia </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. China Internet Facts
    4. 4. <ul><li>User Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>253 million Internet users (in June 2008, reported by CNNIC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>214 million broadband users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>73.05 million handset mobile Internet users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In 2008, worldwide most netizens are in China (USA: 223 million) </li></ul><ul><li>Still low penetration rate: 19.1 % (USA: 71%)  High growth potential </li></ul>China Internet Facts
    5. 5. China Internet Facts User Characteristics
    6. 6. China Internet Facts  Entertainment comes first! User Characteristics
    7. 7. China Internet Facts Google eBay MSN Messenger YouTube Flickr Facebook Myspace LinkedIn Yahoo! Blogger Baidu Taobao QQ Youku, Tudou Yupoo, Bababian Xiaonei 51.Com, Kaixin Tianji, Wealink Sina, Sohu Blogbus etc. etc. Quiz: Who is market leader in this category? etc. Blog service Portal Business SNS Working Class SNS Student SNS Picture hosting Video hosting Instant messenger C2C eCommerce Search Engine Global player Leading player in China Type
    8. 8. A common excuse … Cat vs. Copy-Cat
    9. 9. But … Copy/Paste is not a Chinese phenomenon only… 
    10. 10. A quick look at Germany… vs. vs. vs.
    11. 11. Rest of Europe… Most popular website and SNS in Poland / 波兰最受欢迎的门户网站,同时也是当地最大的社区网站 Most popular website and Search Engine in Czech Republic 捷克最受欢迎的门户网站及搜索引擎 Largest SNS in Finland 芬兰最大的社区网站 Largest SNS in France 法国最大的社区网站 Largest SNS in Spain 西班牙最大的社区网站 Largest SNS in the Netherlands 荷兰最大的社区网站
    12. 12. Excursus: BBS in China
    13. 13. <ul><li>At a Glance </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 million registered BBS users (one netizen can register in more than one BBS) </li></ul><ul><li>> 60% of users log on at least 3 BBS more than 3 times per week </li></ul><ul><li>> 1,600 million total daily page view </li></ul><ul><li>10 million posts published every day </li></ul>Excursus: BBS in China Anonymity!
    14. 14. <ul><li>At a Glance </li></ul><ul><li>80% of Chinese sites are running their own BBS </li></ul><ul><li> Your company as well? </li></ul><ul><li>BBS on various topics </li></ul><ul><li>Discuz! the first ever social platform (BBS system) in China </li></ul><ul><li>> 400,000 BBS sites built on Discuz! system </li></ul><ul><li>> 70% Chinese BBS market </li></ul>Excursus: BBS in China
    15. 15. Categories & Examples Excursus: BBS in China Sewing Machine 1.990.228 8.619 bbs.sewinginfo.com Sewing Travelling in Europe 26.378 44.800 www.go2eu.com Qiongyou Diet & Losing Weight 54.444 144.300 www.boohee.com Bohe Furniture 359.391 201.012 www.furniturebbs.com Jiaju Tongji University 28.105 234.646 bbs.tongji.net Tongji Business Forum 9.460 263.027 www.fobshanghai.com Fob Home Decoration 208.890 286.340 bbs.roomage.com Zhuangxiu Administrator Forum 5.245 322.205 www.chinaz.com Chinaz Home Appliances 16.798 508.977 www.jd-bbs.com Jiadian Auto 1.425 700.000 club.autohome.com.cn Qiche Stock Forum 6.691 1.306.691 www.55188.com Lixiang Mobile Phone 3.491 9.329.177 bbs.imobile.com.cn Shouji General 1.052 10.000.000 www.xici.net Xici General 238 20.000.000 www.tianya.cn Tianya Target Group Alexa Ranking User Number Website Name
    16. 16. SNS in China
    17. 17. At a Glance: F amous SNS in China (Quiz: Spot the „error“) SNS in China Active users! 1.564 3.000.000 www.dianping.com Dianping 13 2.493 4.000.000 www.360quan.com 360quan 12 3.421 10.000.000 www.wangyou.com Wangyou 7 9.009 9.000.000 www.baihe.com Baihe 8 6.467 22.000.000 www.ipart.cn ipartment 6 11 27.500.000 hi.baidu.com Baidu Kongjian 4 Global Alexa ranking Users in China Webpage Name 14.381 1.000.000 www.hainei.com Hainei 20 216 1.026.000 www.linkedin.com Linkedin 19 39 1.100.000 www.friendster.com Friendster 18 5 1.452.000 www.facebook.com Facebook 17 21.507 1.500.000 www.wealink.com Wealink 16 17.556 1.500.000 www.tianji.com Tianji 15 767 2.000.000 www.douban.com Douban 14 7 4.000.000 www.myspace.com Myspace 11 14.459 7.000.000 www.zhanzuo.com Zhanzuo 10 268 7.500.000 www.kaixin001.com Kaixin 9 185 25.000.000 www.xiaonei.com Xiaonei 5 539 100.000.000 www.51.com 51 3 11 110.000.000 tieba.baidu.com Baidu 2 17 341.900.000 Qzone.com.cn QQ 1
    18. 18. www.facebook.com www.xiaonei.com 1.45 million users in China 25 million users in China SNS in China The Copy-Cat Issue
    19. 19. SNS in China The Copy-Cat Issue:
    20. 20. SNS in China The Copy-Cat Issue: Also among Chinese SNS Recent example: www.xiaonei.com www.xiaonei001.com www.kaixin001.com www.kaixin.com “ Happy” : white collar workers “ On campus” : students
    21. 21. SNS in China Foreign Capital Investment in Chinese SNS: Selected Examples United Capital Investment/SIG United Capital Investment 4 n/a 2006 2004 Wealink Giant Interactive Intel/Sequoia/Redpoint Ventures/SIG Asia Investment Sequoia SIG 51 12 4 2 2008 2007 2006 2006 51 Softbank/SBI Holding/JOHO Capital General Atlantic Partners/DCM-Doll Capital Management 430 48.1 2008 2006 OPI (Xiaonei) Investors Value (USD million) Year Name
    22. 22. SNS in China The Copy-Cat Issue: The Difference <ul><li>Sales of virtual items: </li></ul><ul><li>avatars (personalized figures) </li></ul><ul><li>background music </li></ul><ul><li>decorations for personal space </li></ul>Targeted advertising Main source of revenue Multiplayer gaming Virtual items Interactive services Special applications Entertainment Killing time Building up networks based on shared interests Objective n°1 for users Chinese SNS Western SNS
    23. 23. SNS in China Categories & Examples: Casual SNS: Kids/Teenagers 2.493 4.000.000 www.360quan.com 360quan 12 Global Alexa ranking Users in China Webpage Name 17 341.900.000 Qzone.com.cn QQ 1
    24. 24. SNS in China Categories & Examples: Vertical SNS: Students 5 1.452.000 www.facebook.com Facebook 17 Global Alexa ranking Users in China Webpage Name 14.381 1.000.000 www.hainei.com Hainei 20 14.459 7.000.000 www.zhanzuo.com Zhanzuo 10 185 25.000.000 www.xiaonei.com Xiaonei 5
    25. 25. SNS in China Categories & Examples: Casual SNS: Working Class /general interest 11 27.500.000 hi.baidu.com Baidu Kongjian 4 11 110.000.000 tieba.baidu.com Baidu 2 539 100.000.000 www.51.com 51 3 Global Alexa ranking Users in China Webpage Name 39 1.100.000 www.friendster.com Friendster 18 7 4.000.000 www.myspace.com Myspace 11 268 7.500.000 www.kaixin001.com Kaixin 9
    26. 26. SNS in China Categories & Examples: Vertical SNS: Business 104.187 1000000 www.renhe.cn Renhe 22 Global Alexa ranking Users in China Webpage Name 1.469 34.000 www.xing.com Xing 24 165.534 300.000 www.linkist.com Linkist 23 216 1.026.000 www.linkedin.com Linkedin 19 21.507 1.500.000 www.wealink.com Wealink 16 17.556 1.500.000 www.tianji.com Tianji 15
    27. 27. SNS in China Categories & Examples: Vertical SNS: misc. 767 2.000.000 www.douban.com Douban 14 22.456 1.000.000 www.yiqi.com Yiqi 21 etc. etc. etc. etc. 1.564 3 .000.000 www.dianping.com Dianping 13 6.467 22.000.000 www.ipart.cn ipartment 6 3.421 10.000.000 www.wangyou.com Wangyou 7 9.009 9.000.000 www.baihe.com Baihe 8 Global Alexa ranking Users in China Webpage Name
    28. 28. SNS in China Categories & Examples: The Future: <ul><li>30 Mio. registered users </li></ul><ul><li>Worlds largest mobile SNS </li></ul><ul><li>HQ in Shanghai, offices in Beijing & Guangzhou </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16-25 year olds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students & young professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>located in major cities </li></ul></ul>Mobile SNS!
    29. 29. SNS in China <ul><li>Case Study: SNS n°1: Qzone </li></ul><ul><li>Operated by Tencent </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in June 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic application: Personal space incl. blog, album, mini home </li></ul><ul><li>Figures for the first half of 2008: </li></ul><ul><li>Registered accounts: 822.2 million </li></ul><ul><li>Active accounts: 341.9 million </li></ul><ul><li>Total revenue: USD 442 million (estimates for end 2008: USD 1 billion) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue from advertising: USD 53.6 million (12% of total) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue from users: USD 388.4 (88% of total) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paying Internet users: 26.1 million </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paying mobile users: 13.4 million </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Operating profit: USD 219.1 million (estimates for end 2008: USD 500 million) </li></ul>
    30. 30. SNS in China <ul><li>Case Study: SNS n°1: Qzone: Sources of Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Charged services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Music box, virtual items (priced RMB 1 to RMB 10) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paying Internet users: 26.1 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARPU for paying users: > RMB 6 per month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subscription scheme: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RMB 10/month for purchase of virtual items free of charge or at discount rates, premium services (large capacity online albums) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> 5.2 million subscribers (i.e. 20% of paying accounts) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Brand Qzone”: interactive marketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qzone space for company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can add Brand Qzone brands as online friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> 50 well known brands, including: Disney, Pepsi, KFC, Nike, Nokia, Intel </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>1 Q coin = RMB 1 </li></ul>Case Study: SNS n°1: Qzone: Virtual items SNS in China
    32. 32. About Us
    33. 33. = Market entry partner & Incubator for Western Internet companies in East Asia operated by
    34. 34. Social website creator http://cn.jimdo.com Chinese sample portal for western brand products http://www.letstry.com.cn Web-based email marketing solution http://www.spinnakerpro.com Leading event organization & ticketing platform http://www.amiando.com Avatar based Instant Messenger http://www.weblin.com Blogger Expert Panel http://www.bloggerinsight.com Selected Portfolio Companies SNS for highly intelligent people http://www.gaozhishang.com SNS for beautiful people http://www.clubbeautiful.cn
    35. 35. Organized Events The first truly pan-Asian web technology event www. openwebasia.com Tour of international tech bloggers to Beijing, Shanghai & Guangzhou www.china20.asia Lunch 2.0 Shanghai is a monthly meeting of China-based (or -focused) Web 2.0 entrepreneurs to discuss the local Internet & Mobile marketplace www.lunch20.com
    36. 36. GoingEast.Asia www.goingeast.asia Online survey on the expansion of Interactive Media companies to and from East Asia
    37. 37. Thank you! W eb2 A sia George Godula Founder Room 2022-2026 No. 1438 Shaanxi Road (North) Shanghai 200060, China Phone: +86 21 32270872 Mobile: +86 159 2100 2780 Fax: +86 21 32270875 E-Mail: [email_address] Web: http://www.web2asia.com Contact
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