The first thing when I wake up is to check the Apps on my phone, like QQ(Chinese) WeChat(Chinese）RenRen(Chinese) Weibo(Chinese) Facebook. Online spaces already becomes a part of my life. When I am on bus I check it, when I am smoking I look at it, when I go to bed I skim if there anything I miss today.
As long as I join into online spaces I can not be individual whatever I want to keep it private. This is what network work. It connect people from different timezone or different countries together, intersect , interact.
My own online spaces experience is a long story. I remember it was 10 years ago when I step into online spaces which was regarded a breakthrough that time. QQ is my first experience. It was a chat tool as founded and now it becomes the biggest social software in China. It is not a simple chat tool anymore I can post pictures and invite friends to play games and so on. Although It has been ten years I still use QQ very often. WeChat and Weibo are rising recent years because these two software focus on the different aspect from QQ. WeChat is the best online spaces, I have ever known, to protect costumers’ privacy. Another factor make it outstanding is that people can talk on WeChat mostly like intercom. Weibo is the same as Twitter where I read news usually. Now I am studying in Holland there online spaces keep me with my family and friends. I post everything interesting on then they can know what is going on the other side of our planet. And I always skype with my friends over 6 hours timezone for example when I come back from university they are ready to sleep. But whatever bad the situation is, I try as much as I can to keep in touch with my fellows.
Now I want to talk about my online spaces on abroad! Facebook is forbidden in China. I just started to use Facebook one year ago and now I am still sort of exploring it. I have to say Facebook does help me a lot. At the first few days I do not know where to go, I do not know where interesting events take place. However Facebook saved me. Now I am involved into two groups which are NEW OPEN INNOVATORS and GROUP 8 PROJECT COMM. If I meet any problem or have question I always go to groups to search or ask help. Some kind peers will post useful sites and interesting articles or video on it to help us.
At last I want to quote some words very popular in Chinese online spaces. Translated to, However fragile our relationship is, if I turn off computer and cellphone you might never reach me for the whole life.
Network is good but remember connect to people
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