Social network users reach 124 million in China

16:47, November 12, 2009      

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China's social networks like and are expected to attract 124 million users as of the year-end, accounting for one third of total netizens in China, reported.

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) published the "Research Report on China's Social Network Service 2009" Wednesday, which revealed 42.4% of social network users logged on just to kill time. Another 27.4% sign in for the purpose of playing cyber games.

The number of China's social network service (SNS) websites has exceeded 1,000 and keeps growing. Most users are young people—52.6% of whom are in their twenties—a number far beyond the proportion of netizens in the same age group. Students and white collar workers make up the main bulk, accounting for 50.3% and 31.1%.

The report also suggests most SNS users are well educated, with 59.1% of them having junior college certificates.
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