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Qzone (Chinese: QQ空间) is a social networking website, which was created by Tencent in 2005. It permits users to write blogs, keep diaries, send photos, and listen to music. Users can set their Qzone background and select accessories based on their preferences so that every Qzone is customized to the individual member's taste. However, most Qzone services are not free; only after buying the "Canary Diamond" can users access every service without paying extra. A mobile version is available at extra cost.
As of January 31, 2009, Qzone had more than 200 million users, according to a report published by Tencent, possibly surpassing other social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace in China. Qzone is rapidly growing: as of September 2012, it already had 597 million users. 150 million Qzone users update their accounts at least once a month. This makes Qzone one of the most active communities in the whole industry.
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