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Episode #80

China's One App to Rule them All

Where most Americans use four or five apps, in China, you just need WeChat.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Just a sec, I'm chatting. (WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Forget Facebook or Twitter. With the inadvertent help of Chinese government censorship, an app called WeChat has taken over the lives of Chinese-Americans. It's part family lifeline, part public square, part dating site and it could be a model for the evolution of social networks. 

 

This week on New Tech City, hear what's so special about WeChat as we journey through the hilarious story of a vexed husband trying to understand what makes this app so addictive and pervasive in Chinese-American circles. There's annoying patriotic sausages, smokey hot ladies, and a global tech ethnographer all mixed together. Good times. 

 

 

 

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Comments [1]

AD from Brooklyn & China

It's FREE!!!! No. 1 reason I started using it.

Apr. 09 2014 10:20 AM

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