Social Networks in China Mimic Facebook in the Void Left by Censorship

 - Jan 19, 2011
References: renren & fastcompany
Even the seemingly indomitable reach of Facebook hasn't been able to completely penetrate the iron curtain of China's strict Internet censorship, but this golden opportunity has led to the rise of impostor social networks in China from picking up the slack.

With some mimicking everything about Facebook down to its font, images, and site layout, Facebook rip-off social networks in China have become enormously popular as they jostle for supremacy in the race to become China's dominant force in the online community game. Some of the most famous have already begun to post impressive numbers in ad revenue -- a trend that is only going to continue to increase over the next few years.