Chinese Twitterers are Well Off, Educated… and Mostly Male

Shanghaiist translates the results of a survey by blogger kenengba of users in China, who he found to be predominately male, well-educated, and between the ages of 19-29. He also compiled responses of why users go to the trouble of using VPNs to access the banned site to read and write 140 word messages. The top answers were:

1. To know the truth and open the horizon
2. To record and share my life
3. To get information and show my concern about
4. Because Fanfou has been shut down
5. To get all the gossips in order to clear information for my colleagues who live in Mars
6. Follow the planet that I like and later fall in love with everything in Twitter
7. The exchange in Twitter is very interesting
8. No censor here and we can preserve the primary mode of communication here
9. To kill time


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