Chinese netizens are becoming increasingly fond of microblogging services even as growth of users of the Internet in the country is on the decline.
According to the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) which has recently released data about China’s internet population and what they do online, people in the country are fast adopting microblogging into their daily tech lives.
Estimates from the CNNIC reveal that the country’s netizens who are fond of microblogging grew 200 percent during the first six months of the year.
In the same report which we reported on earlier, the CNNIC revealed that China’s netizens’ population grew 6.1 percent for the first half of 2011 to 485 million.
Of that figure, the group estimates that microblogging is now part of the lives of 195 million netizens in the country which is about 40 percent of those who use the internet.
The report also reveals that microblogging services offered by China’s Baidu, Sina Corp and Tencent account for over 90 percent of all microblogging activity by the country’s netizens.