Social Media: Despite Ban, Chinese Apps Go Big
The number of social media users are increasing by the lakhs with every passing year. Online Publishers Visual Capitalist has stated in a report that an average internet users spends around 2.5 on various apps, although India and other countries are now trying to tighten rules around foreign-owned social media platforms.
Visual Capitalist prepared a list of the most popular apps among users, based on data from companies like Statista and Business of Apps. It shows that at present, American and Chinese apps are dominating the digital space. The domestic companies of both these countries have many apps which have a user base larger than the population of entire countries.
After the first social media sit 6 Degrees came out, there was a long period of American dominance in the social media digital space, but that is now being challenged by China. Chinese company Bytedance-owned TikTok quickly became popular among users. Despite a ban by India, it still has 1 billion users along with video sharing platform Kuaishou. China’s main messaging app, WeChat, also has 1.2 billion users.