|Type of site||Social network service|
|This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (December 2013)|
On 20 May 2009, Kaixin001 formally sued Qianxiang Group for unfair competition. Qianxiang Group runs one of China's popular social networks Renren. It purchased the kaixin.com domain and launched a Kaixin001 clone. This enables Renren to confuse users and attract some Kaixin001 potential users to the Kaixin.com clone.In October 2011, Kaixin001 won a victory. The Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court ordered Oak Pacific to cease all use of kaixin.com and pay 400,000 renminbi ($60,000) in damages. The other main competition for Kaixin001 is Weibo.com, which is like a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook. Weibo.com has 140 million users and is owned by Sina.com.
Kaixin001 launched the social games craze in China and its users are game-crazy.
- Friends for Sale: A game that users can price and sell their friends
- Parking Wars: Ironically most people in China can’t afford a real car, which makes this game all the more compelling.
- iLike: Up until recent crackdowns, the Chinese equivalent allowed you to upload and share your entire music collection with your friends.
- Where I’ve Been: This application defaults to a province map of China because most people have never left the country.
- Kaixin001 attracted white-collar office workers by focusing on fun, addictive social games.
- Kaixin001’s users are highly active. It averages 34 pageviews and 33 minutes spent on the site per user, numbers that are about twice as high as the competition. Kaixin001’s white-collars love surfing the site at work, and occasionally in their free time too.
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- "Kaixin001: China’s Apple of Social Networks".
- Renren and Kaixin001: China's Social Networks are going on an IPO, while at home competition is going up a notch, Thinking Chinese, April 2011