[Well, I know this is quite annoying for western startups. Before you read through this post, just want to make it clear, the reason of writing this is neither to encourage people doing this, nor I feel proud of the market here which can copy the idea so quick. Anyhow, it’s the trend in China web and we should not ignore it.]

If we set up an award, what’s the most-copied foreign web service in 2010 in China, Groupon and Foursquare will be the top 2 with no doubt. Groupon created the new hype of group buying in China, and Foursquare educated us: LBS could be fun. Chinese new year is coming very soon, and so what’s the next ‘lucky’ service or idea got copied? I think it would be the Kik messenger and actually it’s already happening.

Just a little background information about Kit if you are not familiar with it. Kik messenger, on its site, it describe itself as a free real-teim texting application,

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Gang Lu

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.