They have become a part of our lives, as familiar to all of us as your pet or your best friend.What would even come as a bigger surprise to you is that some of the world’s most popular websites include some names you’ve probably never heard before, while you may have heard of big names like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon, you probably may not have heard of names such as Baidu, Tencent, VK or Yandex — but those are the most popular websites in places like China, Belarus and Russia and because of the huge population of places like China and India, popular websites in countries like these are also very popular in the global scheme of things.Tencent’s Pai is a C2C on-line shopping platform that seamlessly integrates into Tencent’s other community platforms. QQ Games platform counted about 6.2 million users simultaneously on-line.As of June 30th, 2009, the number of registered QQ Instant Messenger users has reached 990.0 million. has become China’s most visited Internet portal website.For the year ended March 31, 2013, the combined gross merchandise volume (GMV) of Taobao Marketplace and exceeded RMB1 trillion.Taobao Marketplace is a business within Alibaba Group.Tencent’s Internet platforms QQ, QQ.com, QQ Games, and Pai have brought together China’s largest Internet community.
However, there are some websites have taken hold of the public’s imagination and become more than just websites.This website is based in Mainland China and provides IM service, as well as mail and a search engine.You can also do shopping and there is a dating site as well.What could be described as the Google of China, Baidu is a leading Chinese language search engine that provides “simple and reliable” search experience, strong in Chinese language and multi-media content including MP3 music and movies, the first to offer WAP and PDA-based mobile search in China.
Apart from being the most popular Chinese language search engine, the site also provides over 50 other services.
Thousands of protesters participating in the recent uprisings in Egypt and Libya gathered together partly because of Twitter.