Micro-blogging sites in China doing quite well

12:44, January 25, 2010      

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Tencent's technology channel launched the "2010 Global Micro-blog ranking" on January 25, 2009, with Twitter sitting at top, followed by China's Digu, Sina micro-blog, Baidu iblog and a number of other sites.

According to the survery, China's micro-blogs are doing relatively well.

Tencent technology channel has selected 10 micro-blog sites worldwide for the evaluation. These sites are representative: They either enjoy a certain reputation at home and abroad, or have been operating for a relatively long period of time.

In this evaluation report, Tencent assesses and compares mainly from the five aspects of these micro-blog sites, namely, the user experience, API, terminal expansion, the user scale and commercial potential.

The results showed that, Twitter got total score of 85 points, topping the list. Canada's Plurk and China's Digu rank second and third, followed by Sina micro-blog, Baidu iblog, and MySpace9911. Google's Jaiku and Yahoo's Meme came last on the list.

Among foreign micro-blogs, thanks to its early launch, Twitter has accumulated the largest number of users, making it the most outstanding site in the arena and leading all other followers. Other foreign micro-blogs are often affiliated with Google and Yahoo but do not receive adequate user attention, their development is not as good as the independent micro-blogs.

Among China's micro-blog sites, the majority of micro-blog sites have obvious advantages as a latecomer and is doing quite well in user experience and other aspects. However, these sites are quite different from each other in development strategies and methods.

The micro-blog evaluation results also show that China's micro-blogs are doing better in catering to domestic users' habits, and gaining higher scores in user's experience than some overseas websites.

By People's Daily Online
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