Chinese leading social network, Renren, is working on a Quora-like question-and-answer service and will launch it soon, said an industry insider.

Given Chinese internet companies will clone whatever popular in the Sillicon valley, this is only a matter of time. Quora’s online community is famous because it includes such accomplished people as Marc Andreessen, Dustin Moskovitz and Steve Case. I wonder who will be the stars and the opinion leaders that kick off Renren’s query service.

As of today, Renren has no celebrity-tie yet. It started from several prominent universities in China, mostly based in Beijing. Renren (or Xiaonei at that time) was basically their student directories. And then it spread to all other universities, colleagues and white collar workers. (It basically follows the path of Facebook.)

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Sherman So

Author of Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution, the first book to completely survey the nature of China's internet. (http://redwiredrevolution.com/) She previously was the lead China technology reporter...