What’s Chinese for Facebook? Try RenRen. For Twitter? How about Weibo. YouTube? Youku. These aren’t different names for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Rather, they are completely different, popular and homegrown Chinese social networking and sharing services.
Gerson Lehrman Group’s G+ site put together an infographic listing some of what it calls the popular “copycat” social media platforms in China, along with some stats on internet activity in the country, though the activity stats are fairly dated, from 2009: