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Are Chinese Netizens a Bunch of Losers?

According to the 2013 China New Media Development Report released by China's News and Communications Research Center under China’s Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the majority of Weibo users are a group of “low age, low education level and low income” urban dwellers. According to the translation from Offbeat China, the report concluded that:

  1. 74.88% of China’s Weibo users have an education level of high school or below.
  2. Students account for the largest segment on weibos.
  3. 92.2% have a monthly income of RMB 5000 yuan or less, among which the majority has no income at all.

While acknowledging Weibo’s contribution to anti-corruption efforts, the report also claimed that among the 100 hottest topics on Weibos from January 2012 to January 2013, rumors were observed in 1/3 of them.

However, many netizens doubted about the research results. Read more from Offbeat China.

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