SNS has been blossoming in China and Yahoo! wants a piece of it. Yahoo launched its own SNS called Yahoo! GuanXi. According to reports, the SNS was launched as a public beta, but only to be retracted to a private beta. At the time of visit by Mobinode, it is now open to registration.

The site is still pretty beta, with rough edges. For example, jpeg is not recognize as a image file but jpg is. The site spots a glaring default red theme, a departure from the blueish Xiaonei. Also, Yahoo! GuanXi still does not support invite via QQ. Clearly, if Yahoo! GuanXi wants to gain traction is China, it will need to be built based on strong localization(including support for QQ invites) and differentiation from the curent crop of SNSes.

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.