QQ also have the bad habit of putting out information as pictures or applications which are difficult to translate.
Recently the today page has been changed and has become very commercial and attemting to form communities for foreigners. The old page had a large arcive of chinese video lectures, these were really usefull to foreigners and a good reason to visit the page. I think QQ is a good social network and if the english version is further developed, I am sure it will be an international asset. They will be more than happy to show you how tech savvy they are. They will probably be glad of a break from the monotony.
QQ, then, has potential implications for SNS platforms globally. QQ International Beta3, which is available in English, French and Japanese, is primarily a translated version of the basic chat function with a few tailored features, such as links to City Weekend, e Chinacities and Ctrip. Marc Violo, the director of development of QQ International, said in an interview with that, “We’re not looking at expanding QQ International outside of China in the short or medium term.QQ is a mega-amalgamation of chat, microblogging, e-mail, viral games, news, personal avatars, dating, data storage, community, and music, and even has its own virtual currency that can be exchanged for the virtual goods and services listed above.It has, in other words, all the lifestyle and entertainment essentials that the average Chinese netizen wants from the internet, and is the only SNS platform to offer such an expansive range.i have qq application in my chaina windows smart phone i cant use that application on mobile cause its is chainees language how to change this language into english any one know how to change this please send me............ For me in New Zealand it is the only effective way of keeping in touch with my friends in China and overseas.I have pen-friends in Finland, France Canada, Taiwan and Australia through QQ personals so I am unsure why it is seen as not been effective international.
We have only one goal which is to be present in every foreign mind living or travelling in China.” However, QQ International’s campaign to recruit “QQ Cultural Ambassadors” among the expat community, particularly among students via presentations and seminars at Shanghai’s Fudan and Jiaotong Universities indicates the intent for a much more globalised long-term strategy.