back to article Beijing's done its sums and found a billion netizens watching short video services

The number of Chinese netizens who use short video platforms has passed one billion, according to a report from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). This landmark number was passed in December 2022 and represents almost 95 percent of all Chinese internet users, the org reported late last week. CNNIC …

  1. PhilipN Silver badge

    Comparison

    Still looking for latest info but one year ago ...

    https://www.lightreading.com/asia/how-real-is-chinas-5g-gap/d/d-id/775634

    ... US had 50,000 base stations.

    UK total was piffling.

    Next search is "why do I care?'

  2. mark l 2 Silver badge

    In the West i know Tiktok is popular with the young crowd who seem to enjoy watching each other lip syncing to various songs or doing dances in public places. But here in the UK none of my friends in their 40s/50s have Tiktok, so I am surprised that 95% of all people in China spend so much time watching short form videos.

    I know Youtube have squeezed shorts into their platform now and although I do regularly watch videos on Youtube, if a video is less than 3 minutes generally ill pass it buy.

  3. Persona

    Shorts

    I have zero intention of ever visiting TikTok. I detest YouTube "shorts" too. There doesn't seem to be any setting to stop them being pushed at me. The only way I seem to be able to avoid them is to avoid YouTube.

  4. Missing Semicolon Silver badge
    Unhappy

    One Seventh Of Humanity

    ... wastes their life on the ultimate brain-rotting dopamine hit.

  5. gandalfcn Silver badge

    "TikTok analog Douyin"??

    Douyin analog TikTok perhaps?

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