Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 19:44 | SYDNEY
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New stats: Chinese internet habits


Sam Roggeveen


2 June 2009 13:48

Via Shanghaist, this is a fascinating chart about the differences between American and Chinese online activity. My guess is Australia would be close to US practises: 

I recall being told in China that the early stages of the information revolution had passed China by. As a late adopter, China did not experience the internet firstly as a business tool which subsequently morphed into a leisure and social networking tool. Instead, it jumped straight to leisure and social networking. Hence the relatively low take-up of email and e-commerce, and the huge popularity of blogs, gaming and music.