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Web address qzone.qq.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Social network service
Registration required
Available in Chinese
Launched 2005; 11 years ago (2005)
Current status Active

Qzone (Chinese: QQ空间) is a social networking website, which was created by Tencent in 2005. It allows users to write blogs, keep diaries, send photos, listen to music, and watch videos. 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 accessories are not free; only after buying the "Canary Diamond" can users access every service without paying extra.[1]

According to a report published by Tencent, possibly surpassing other social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace in China.[2] Qzone is rapidly growing: as of November 2013, it already had 623.3 million users[3] and by 2014 it had 645 million.[4] 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.[5]

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  1. ^ Basic Help 基础帮助 (2008), Tencent. Available at: http://qzone.qq.com/helpcenter/index.html [Online]. Accessed at 20 February 2009
  2. ^ Wauters, Robin (February 24, 2009). "China’s Social Network QZone Is Big, But Is It Really The Biggest?". TechCrunch. 
  3. ^ "Tencent: WeChat now has 271.9 million monthly active users around the world". TechInAsia. November 2012. 
  4. ^ Paul Bischoff (November 3, 2014). "Tencent owns 3 of the world’s 5 biggest social networks". Tech in Asia. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The world's largest online social network: QZone". web2asia. February 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 

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