The Confusion Around China's Social Media Plans

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Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman reports on China possibly allowing access to Facebook and Twitter in Shanghai. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

It seems all of these companies are trying to figure out what is going on.

What is going on and what does it mean?

We are going off of the information we have right now which tells the story of possibly relatively speaking a small area in the massive market that is china.

One of the reasons you have confusion is in a situation like hong kong, you are able to access sites which become walled off as you move outside of hong kong.

Or is this a situation where you would be able to locate a business in this area and access facebook and twitter as an employee in other parts of the country?

What about the relationship of the people in the sanctions area and those in the united states who are trying to converse over facebook?

There are questions about how this will play out and what it would mean for companies like facebook or twitter.

We talk every day about people here who cannot live without facebook or twitter.

In china, it is a much different story.


About what has become the facebook of china or the twitter of china.

Or even a service like weedchat.

We talk about the move to mobile social networking.

Between these three services, you are talking about hundreds of millions of people already dedicated to other products.

Facebook and twitter would still have a big road ahead even with this -- tough road ahead even with this interesting development.

The chinese government could

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