In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse at the future.
im watching this video on wechat.
Curious, how can you do this? I'd like to do it too!
Mailer Daemon2 个月前
incredible production! That last drone shot, woo! Amazing content too
Chen Ming1 个月前
I left China and studied in US 6 years ago. Even though i went back home at least once a year, I still feel that I am so much left behind. The rapid development of China fascinates its own people. I am glad I will be back home soon to be involved in this amazing process and to catch up!!
Yes, your not wrong about rapid development because I was very surprised and even shocked to learn about China 4G mobile network which signed up and incredible approximate 25 million subscribers in 1 month. They rolled out 1 million mobile towers which makes our mobile network look tiny in comparison. AUSTRALIA 15,000 TOWERS, CHINA 1 MILLION TOWERS. 😨 And if this was amazing enough possibly everything else is double or triple of America. Solar Power, Hydro, Wind, Coal and even though I don't like it nuclear power plants are being built.Fastest train in the world or one of the fastest.Unbelievably huge airports modern and efficient.
In many ways China is the envy of the world. ☺
RequiemFor America2 个月前（修改过）
They always talk about the 'evil chinese government" as if america hasn't prosecuted people unjustly - how about all the whistleblowers who have ALREADY been terrorized?
Hao Wang2 个月前
By the way, although wechat is a very nice and useful app, we wouldn't use it for so much time. Because the Chinese app market is really competitive, it's not enough for you to attract some users just by having some stores listed on your apps. Wechat could do many things, but the point is, it couldn't do every thing best. If I want to order some food on an phone app, I would choose Meituan firstly, because the information on that app is most abundant and Meituan could provide the best discount. So where is all the information on Meituan come from? There's another app called Dazhongdianping, encouraging its users to leave feedback on every store they entered, and Meituan cooperated with this app, borrowed some feedback to help its users make choices. The Chinese software is a complete system which is now still expanding, you wouldn't just stay in one app all the time even if this app can provide very nice functions. To me, Wechat is simply a social software I use to cooperate with my team, and to communicate with other guys.
Just letting you know Tencent started their business in 1994 and Facebook if you use the wonderful Google or Wikipedia it shows the company started in 2004, so..... Btw, if you open your iPhone location you will notice that your iPhone knows where is your "home" your "work" and so on, that how "Google" tells you " you are XXX miles away from home"
I AM a Chinese guy and I can use Twitter，Facebook，G+ in mainland China，though it is a little difficult to use，I have to climb the great Wall
Jonas Herbstritter2 个月前
social network, which in USA invented has almost invaded the whole world. 10 years ago, we German in Germany use a network called StudivZ, now this network don't exist. almost the whole world is now controlled by some technology companies which are located in Califonia. If Amazon and YouTube didn't collect my pravite information, how they recommand the similar videos or things that i interested?
I've lived in Shanghai for 10 years, and yeah, Wechat is a game changer. It's only really become what it is now in the last two years. You can pretty much do everything, and I mean everything, from it. I have friends who basically haven't used cash, debit or a credit card in months to pay for things. Everything is done through Wechat on their phone. It's cool and kind of weird at the same time.
Richard Chen2 个月前
If China was not a communist nation, APPs like Wechat would still be treated like a threat simply cause' China ain't a part of the west.
Brynne Muir2 个月前
No Facebook? No Twitter? No Google? What is this place? Heaven!?
没Facebook? 没Twitter? 没谷歌？这是哪? 天堂吗!?
Twizted Samurai2 个月前
I'm downloading and supporting anything from an oppressive regime. ---------->大哥你是被压迫的有多惨？
su as2 个月前
In this sense, China has actually the potetial to become the most democratic country! Government Knows All people's need!!
GradeA's Kid2 个月前
Soooo....this is a paid ad by Wechat! Looks like China is changing the internet by putting up misleading titles、
This is bad. One company should never have this much control.
I'm good with my internet n apps in America. Y'all Asian can keep WeChat 😂✌🏿i don't need the Chinese government spying on me
some of them like weibo are definitely copy cats but I wouldnt call a lot of them copycats.
Heidi Yu2 个月前
Is there any privacy with this app? It seems that everything you did is shared with the public. I don't think I would want to use this app.
The Cool One2 个月前
Every nut job, including ISIS, is gonna love that thermal crowd detector feature.
leo ulreich2 个月前
thats like the Ultra Google Facebook, Food service, Amazon etc. in One APP OK nooo noo nooo thats to much control by one APP
Septra Ortis2 个月前
It's amazing, honestly, but it's terrible even more, why would you want to be stalked? I wouldn't.
STORM CHASER552 个月前
Let the app stay in China
its all great and fun until you discover that in their terms and conditions they can save every single of your internet activities.
joan Alonso2 个月前
i used to have wechat and i deleted almost right away because it is pretty lame mostly everything is base in China 😂 so idk why is so popular