Renren is the social networking website that is connecting the world’s biggest population, China, together. It is a Chinese version of Facebook according to the internet social networking experts. In 2005, Renren was founded by Joseph Chen as a college network and that’s why it was known as Xiaonei Network at that point of time. Later, in 2009, Xiaonei officially changed its name to Renren, which means ‘Everyone’ in Chinese because of its transformation from college to society network.
Renren is a social network that allows the users to connect and communicate with each other. They can share information, content, shop, listen to the music of their choice, play games and enjoy many more services with Renren.
Geo and Numerical information
Renren has headquarters located in Chaoyang District, Beijing. Renren claims that it has more than 178 million active users as of December, 2012. Renren has recognized the importance of mobile internet and that’s why it has always focused on the mobile-centric social networking services.
Renren has been generating continuous stream of revenue through its advertisement and internet value-added services, like; online games, VIP memberships and etc.
Person behind the China’s Biggest Social Network
Joseph Chen is the mastermind behind the formation and success of Renren. Joseph is the CEO and Founder of Renren. Joseph Chen got his graduation degree in physics from University of Delaware, master’s degree in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds M.B.A degree from Stanford University.
Let’s Learn More!
Joseph in his Keynote session, at Stanford, has explained eye popping facts about Renren and reasons behind its success. He has also explained the factors that played an important role in the growth and development of China’s largest social networking website. Watch the complete session to get detailed information.
Video: China 2.0: RenRen CEO Chen’s Opening Keynote
(YouTube Release: October, 2011)