Fake Ads on Wechat

WeChat the chinese most popular instant messaging service in China, is likely to lose its luster as users complain of being bombarded with misleading advertisements and information overload.

Fake adverstisment

The situation came to public attention when a business account set false advertisements on “Moments”, one of the main functions integrated in WeChat which allows users to upload photos and share their daily lives by texts.

On Monday, authorities in Chongqing broke a case in which a “travel agency” has told his followers on WeChat to “Like” its ads to win a free Hong Kong and Macau trip, which was later proved be misleading.

HR nightmare


Similar cases were reported in the provinces of Guangdong, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Jiangsu of unscrupulous businessmen trying to attract customers with promotions for coveted items, they have failed to deliver.

WeChat, developed by the Internet giant Tencent, allows people to send text, photos, videos and voice messages on mobile phones. The application won a legion of fans in China thanks to its convenience, to reach 600 million users since its launch in 2011.

With fake ads, the information on the application overload is causing some users want to escape the flood of daily annoyances.

Beijing said he receives “tons of messages” from his colleagues in the focus groups WeChat, even on weekends.

Wei said he spends about an hour a day responding to messages from his colleagues, and to check WeChat every few minutes because the messages from his boss may be among the sea of ​​notifications.

I feel as if I had been kidnapped by WeChat.

Wei is not the only feeling bombarded by the application user. In early February, Huang Zhen, a professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics, has caused a buzz on the Internet when it announced it would abandon all discussion groups WeChat and “try to find some inner peace. ”

Survey about Wechat

In a survey conducted in March by a Shanghai newspaper, two thirds of respondents feeling of being “kidnapped” by WeChat, but most have chosen to put up with the barrage of messages and information.

“The “Moments” section WeChat, for example, has declined in popularity since it became a place for people to either share or advertisements Chicken Soup for the Soul-type items.” view more here

“My WeChat ‘Moments’ are essentially spammed by them every day, which is pretty boring,” a user named WeChat screen “HXfengai” said.

As calls for change mounting WeChat teams must adjust their design of products and services to break the bottleneck and retain users, said Zhang Yi, CEO of iiMedia research.

Zhang said that the development teams WeChat should redouble their efforts to take into account user feedback and try to understand what they really need.

“It is difficult to say how loyal users will remain WeChat, but if the company can make adjustments according to the specific needs of users, it can help keep many users,” he said.


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Interview of the founder of Paris Shopping Tour

Today we interview the founder of Paris Shopping Tour, Diane Lepicard.


Can you introduce yourself?

I am an active person and I have always wished to change the opinions, the points of view, the minds. First, I graduated from a communication school and obviously in the world in which we live I believe its imperative to understand what are the people needs. Then I had some different work experiences in Paris and in foreign countries that help me to find my way.

I am an uncompromising woman and my life is filled of many passions like the fashion and the human relationships.

diane lepicard

Could you explain your concept?

Paris Shopping Tour thinks outside the box: we offer a service of Parisian guide to shop in a selection of confidential and « must see » places and to directly touch and discover the Parisian culture during breaks in cafés, restaurants and bars. Our clients benefit from special prices or presents in some shops so they can save money and have some memories from that experience.

Website parisshoppingtour.com/ch/


Why do you want to target Chinese Consumer?

That kind of service for Chinese don’t exist and I am really disappointed when I see all those tourists in Printemps and Gallery Lafayette with some buyers that don’t even know Paris! Chinese people travel more and more and change the way they travel so we have to adapt offer for them.

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Tips from an entrepreneur in Shanghai

Olivier and Isabelle Chouvet have a funny habit . Before starting a business in a city , they start by opening a restaurant. They did it in Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai. And this ritual has always been their luck : ” In Japan , if we had just mounted a communication agency , we would never have sold a single event,” explains the young quadra , now based in Shanghai.

glamour sales

glamour sale


Here , twelve years after his first trip to Asia, at the head of a group of communication than two hundred people , led by his wife Isabelle , and a nugget of Asian Internet , Glamour Sales. The concept shows – Chinese and Japanese sauce – recipe vente-privee.com : stocks brands sold off online registration . Amongst its shareholders, a few names : Ardian (former Axa Private Equity) and Xavier Niel , individually . These people had the hollow nose , after two years, the site employs four hundred people and has a 120% growth per year. The future is rather bearer Chouvet Olivier hopes to double every year over three years.
Fundraising in full nuclear disaster

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Our selection of Articles for The working Visa in China

A China Visa is required to enter the Chinese territory, whatever your nationality, including nationals of Chinese nationality.

English: China Visa Stamp

English: China Visa Stamp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since January 1, 2013, travelers from 45 countries, in transit in Shanghai or Beijing, can stay in the city concerned for a period of 72 hours (3 days) without a visa.









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Chinese Network outside of China

Social networks overseas Chinese

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For the largest Chinese social networks, well known as Tencent QQ, China is no longer enough. For over a year, the giant instant messaging and Web China launches abroad and tries to seduce the West with an English version of its software and internationalized, a kind of Chinese with a penguin MSN: QQ International .

The laowai who has tried to use QQ (even in English in a previous version), it will make you smile. MSN QQ is more kitsch “full of goodies galore and custo, youpeeeee”. It goes 5 minutes to chat with Chinese friends who really have it, but no more thank you. Finally, it is my experience. I much prefer my Skype sober (yes compared to QQ) and my contacts use more!

Sure QQ account is on the Chinese diaspora around the world to spread QQ beyond the borders of the Middle Kingdom. I’m curious to see what happens in terms of penetration rate among non-Chinese populations.

QQ Icon

QQ Icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But it is a trend to watch, I am sure it will not be the only giant Chinese web trying incursion beyond the Great Firewall protection, especially if it is positive. Finally, the WTO will hopefully put a grain of sand because it’s nice to want to branch out elsewhere, but if you put a spoke in the wheel for those who want to do the same at home, it is not very fair-play stuff, is not it?

Of course I see noon to my door. Face my little window on the Internet, I would really like to see more foreign successfully pierce the wall of the Web cursed. But the setbacks Google certainly calm the ardor. However, we already hear talk of reconciliation. Baidu and Bing have already advanced side search engine, while the side of social networks Facebook asks Sina, but discusses JV (Joint Venture), especially with Baidu. The heyday of social networks in China are they the case of Chinese business to follow!




Use VPN in china is the key

Use social networks when you are abroad in China

But when you are a foreigner in China, unless his own profession either in the web or you really want to address the subject with a good background in Chinese, Chinese social networks repel us, passed the curiosity. Just because our friends to us, they are on each side of the border and bring some of the other social networks, it is mission impossible. So we move even when most of our time on non-Chinese networks, on which also our Chinese friends the most persistent and sometimes manage to open their way.

Yeah, I had my Kaixin by curiosity and to be in contact with Chinese friends who used it. But just as QQ, it took a while and I ended up deleting the account, for the sake of serving and refocus “my life online” we say.

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But to go on Facebook or Twitter from China, we must blame. In recent years, it is blocked 100% of the time by the famous Great Firewall, when it is blocked as previously sensitive periods for China. But today, as long as you work in conjunction with the West, that you exercise in the Web, or simply that you wanted to keep track of what happens to your loved ones in the country, it is almost unthinkable to happen completely all these tools. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or even just Google: How overseas in China do not use frequently one of these sites?
Why is it blocked?

The Great Firewall is like a giga Internet filter placed around the borders of China, and prevents users from China to browse foreign websites “sensitive” in the eyes of the Chinese government. Previously, it does not blocking the sites “bothersome” for the party. I will not list them here, not really want me to block or detect!

Yes but now, that was before, at the time of Web 1.0, when the content of each site was relatively slow edited by webmaster, the use of the Web was not so widespread.
Meanwhile, during the past 5 years, we live in the age of Web 2.0: Web increasingly edited by users, thus less controllable and having seen the emergence of ultra giga platforms popular in the world as Facebook, YouTube, etc …

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And the user, is expressed. Especially when something is good and must alert the others. The first effects were felt by China in 2008 during the events in Tibet. Since then, over Facebook, Youtube more, nothing … Any site basically UGC (User Generated Content = the content is created by users of the website and not only by its webmaster) beyond the control of the party is blocked understand networks social outside China.
The solution

So how do we do: the most common is through a VPN, which would just dig a tunnel under the wall with knowledge of places where you can quiet out on the other side. It requires good equipment and an accomplice who has prepared the ground for you, otherwise you are doomed to butter in the wall.

For a long time I used proxies or Freegate (small local software similar to it), but it is highly unstable, and when to find the right IP for 15 minutes each time before you ride alone or middle of a session, it quickly becomes tiring … blocker. To an extent that I ended up dropping Facebook was a time.

And then one day … I found Astrill (This note is not sponsored!). It cost me a few USD per month, but I can say that I found life on the web with this tool, which makes me more default for at least 18 less. I recommend so highly. It changes the life and approach to daily internet session, and in addition it works on iPhone😉




Communicate on internet in china

Another advantage of this study is to highlight the strong integration of these networks. Any phenomenon of Chinese Web is spreading millions of users in record time. Everything goes faster and stronger in China, so is the relay events Viral Web. And if there are those who have understood very well, these are the marks that organize and sponsored games on social networks, and launch viral campaigns, successful or not!
The bulk purchase: the Tuangou before Groupon

Logo of Groupon

Logo of Groupon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What constitutes the originality of the Chinese Internet company and in any case at least one form of innovation that has not been copied to the West, the concept of group buying, here called “Tuangou” 团 狗.

The formula of group buying to get better prices grew strongly to 2008: Finally it is the first time I’ve heard from my colleagues. I was a little hard to understand, moreover, it was the first time I heard it. Sure, at first it was offline, but it was quickly focused on the web.

So, no, I do not think Groupon has the scoop on the idea, perhaps to make the business model of the Internet, and it is still not sure. Still, here, today is really a popular way to buy. My colleagues reserve the badminton on Tuangou sites. The most famous of them being lashou.com 拉手 网 I believe. Not surprising that this concept works very hard here, with such a dynamic social networks. Groupon from elsewhere to settle, it is not for nothing, but he has a hard time with all fierce competitors and seasoned it will encounter.

China goes to microblogging

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One of the latest phenomena on the Internet dated social Sina Weibo is Chinese I mentioned above, and micro-blogging in general. Twitter The Chinese will soon have nothing to envy their American counterpart if not practiced self-censorship to successfully continue the reverse of the first attempts that had been closed.

The micro-blogging in particular allows to create a bridge between the world of the Web and of mobile content creation. And when you know the mobile penetration and its social role phenomenal in China, we can not be surprised adoption rate of micro-blogging in China.

Below against a graphic (a bit small, sorry) sent “kindly” by Digimind who believed surely solicit a company interested. It will at least here. It says that in just two years, Sina Weibo has already managed to gather 140 million members, and especially that grows faster than Twitter. Twitter still room for him to remain a world leader. But if one day he tries to venture into the Chinese market, the little blue bird might have to eat a few tweets and be shut up in a wave of red weibos.

Here anyway, Sina weibo is on all the languages ​​of the local ecosystem Web. I also see regular advertising for the social network on buses in Shanghai. Not sure twitter is there even in the United States.

The battle for Chinese market Internet so much fantasizing looks tough, and it certainly will not be for nothing. Companies, brands will quite naturally seek to take advantage. A monitor how the phenomenon will be repeated and changing practice here.