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Shopping With Your Girlfriend, For The 18th Time

For Tea Leaf Nation, Yale University student Xiaoying Zhou translates a recent Renren.com blog post from a Peking University student that went viral to the tune of more than 26,000 shares as of Wednesday. While disguised as a...

Facebook, China and Innovation

As Facebook made its stock market debut on Friday morning, and with observers wondering if and when the company will attempt to enter the China market, The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos stepped back from the flurry of Chinese...

China’s Social Network RenRen is no Facebook

An article in Forbes compares Facebook, which is set to launch in China, to Renren, the Chinese equivalent: For starters, Goldman Sachs estimates Facebook is worth $50 billion worldwide. RenRen, which is hoping to beat Facebook...

‘China’s Facebook,’ Renren, Files for IPO

China’s largest social networking site, Renren, is the latest Chinese IT company to go public on the U.S. stock market, CNN reports: Renren said in its filing that it is the leading social networking site as measured by...

Chinese Social Networks Explained

Thomas Crampton has posted a short guide to China’s social networks and their users, while at DigiCha, a slideshow by Bill Bishop gives an in-depth explanation of so-called “Twitter clone” Sina Weibo. From ThomasCrampton.com:...

The Facebooks of China

Fast Company reports on Renren and the other social networking sites in China that are prospering in the empty space left by the blocking of Facebook: As with Facebook, the membership rolls are astounding and growing rapidly. In...

Censored Discussions: Illness of Neutrality

The following post has been repeatedly deleted and reposted on various online forums, including the student social networking site Renren. The author is using deliberately vague and metaphorical language to express an opinion...

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