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Humor – Know the Differences Among Social Networking Sites?

We all call it the Internet, but we see very different things. Given the existence of China’s Great Firewall (and the unique preferences of China’s netizens), some have said that China has an Intranet, not an Internet.

If that’s true, what are the differences between American and Chinese social networking sites? What about the differences between the dizzying array of Chinese social networking sites?

The below graphic, which had made the rounds on China’s social media since last year, purports to see these differences through American eyes. But it may say more about Chinese preferences than American ones. Tea Leaf Nation translates.

 

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  • BuddhaShaker

    This is quite funny, and in my dabbles on TENCENT, I find this to be very true! Thanks for sharing… 

  • BuddhaShaker

    This is quite funny, and in my dabbles on TENCENT, I find this to be very true! Thanks for sharing… 

  • Archie

    This is merely a copy of an English graphic that was doing the rounds last month, which used donuts instead of toilets to tell the story. Chinese and the originality never cease to amaze me.

    • Rachel_TeaLeafNation

      Dear Archie, as the article explains, this little gem has made the rounds on China’s social media since last year. Of course, that still doesn’t mean it’s original; Internet memes are always about reinventions to tell new stories and connect more people. Also, we just enjoy toilet humor more than donut humor. Thanks for reading!  

  • Archie

    This is merely a copy of an English graphic that was doing the rounds last month, which used donuts instead of toilets to tell the story. Chinese and the originality never cease to amaze me.

    • Rachel_TeaLeafNation

      Dear Archie, as the article explains, this little gem has made the rounds on China’s social media since last year. Of course, that still doesn’t mean it’s original; Internet memes are always about reinventions to tell new stories and connect more people. Also, we just enjoy toilet humor more than donut humor. Thanks for reading!