### Diffusion, use, and effect of the internet in ChinaDiffusion, use, and effect of the internet in China

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 Author Zhu, Jonathan J. H. ♦ Wang, Enhai Source ACM Digital Library Content type Text Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) File Format PDF Language English
 Abstract China has embraced the Internet. As of December 2004, 94 million people had gone online, making China the second largest Internet-user market in the world, behind only the U.S., according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), which has carried out 15 semiannual surveys of Internet users in China since $1997.^{1}The$ growth trajectory of the country's Internet use appears to follow the common S-curve of technology adoption seen around the world (see Figure 1). The collapse of the worldwide Internet bubble in 2000 and 2001 slowed diffusion only momentarily. The rate of growth accelerated again in 2002 and 2003, driven by a few leading applications, including online chat, online games, and the Web-based short message service (SMS). Description Affiliation: City University of Hong Kong (Zhu, Jonathan J. H.) || China Internet Network Information Center (Wang, Enhai) Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year Educational Use Research Education Level UG and PG Learning Resource Type Article Publisher Date 2005-08-01 Publisher Place New York Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM) Volume Number 48 Issue Number 4 Page Count 5 Starting Page 49 Ending Page 53

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