China loves the internet, and a new infographic has shed light on the Chinese web, both on netizens’ browsing habits, and their demographics.
In terms of accessing the internet, desktop computers and mobile devices are most commonly used, with 70% of those surveyed using these. This makes sense, with Chinese brand desktops and mobile devices being extremely affordable, often costing just half or even a third of the price of foreign brands.
Those internet cafes are not as ubiquitous as you might think either. Contrary to the stereotypical image of Chinese netizens being addicted to gaming, web surfing, and aggressive online disputes in internet cafes, only 22.4% frequent cafes for their web needs. In addition, Chinese web users are highly social web users, with a whopping 91% using social networking sites, and over 80% instant messaging while online.
The infographic also includes a chart comparing Chinese web users with American users, as well as the favorite activities Chinese engage in online.
“Internet usage in China is growing; every 1.6 seconds, a new internet user is added to the Chinese Internet population. Chinese internet users are spending more time online (20.5 hours per week as compared to 18.7 hours in 2011). Fifty-four percent of the Chinese internet population is less than 30 years old and only 6.2% is older than 50 years.”
Image courtesy of Go-Globe. H/T TECHINASIA.