Tianya Club

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Tianya
Type of site
Internet forum
Available in Chinese
Website tianya.cn
CommercialYes
Launched14 February 1999

Tianya Club (Mandarin: Tiānyáshèqū 天涯社区 "End of the World" Club) is one of the most popular Internet forums in China. [1] As of 2015, it is ranked by Alexa as the 11th most visited site in the People's Republic of China and 60th overall. [2] It was founded on 14 February 1999.

Contents

It provides BBS, blog, microblog and photo album services.

Politicians have used Tianya Club to campaign, answer questions from constituents, and gather grassroots support. [3]

Notable Memes derived from Tianya Club

It has also been involved in Chinese news stories such as a revival of the 1995 Tsinghua University poisoning story about Zhu Ling. [4]

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References

  1. Cao, Lina; Tang, Xijin. "Prevailing Trends Detection of Public Opinions Based on Tianya Forum". Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning -- IDEAL 2013. Springer. p. 186. ISBN   9783642412783 . Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  2. "Traffic Info on Tianya". Alexa Internet . Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  3. County mayor solicits advice at popular online community, China Daily , 14 April 2006
  4. Lab poisoning mystery triggers debate, China Daily , 13 January 2006
  5. http://www.chinasmack.com/2010/stories/xiao-yue-yue-exposed-as-tianya-forum-publicity-stunt.html
  6. http://shanghaiist.com/2010/10/15/shockerxiao_yue_yue_a_fake.php
  7. http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20101009_1.htm