Today we officially bid farewell to Chitu App. During this time, there have been many comments in the media and the industry on "even if there are differences, it is worth meeting". As one of the early seed users who "met" with Chitu, I would also like to take this opportunity to say a few words to all my friends who follow LinkedIn and Chitu. The opportunity for me to become a Chitu user came from an invitation from a friend who was working on LinkedIn at the time. I still remember when I opened this app for the first time, I migrated from my LinkedIn account very smoothly and generated my own Chitu profile. The way of displaying the information flow on the homepage is also very novel, which is a very thoughtful app. After Chitu announced that it was offline, I also read some memoirs of rabbit friends, and I am very grateful for everyone's "encounter" and "peering together".
Seeing our users sincerely phone number list recall the groups they joined on Chitu, the voice sharing they heard, the feedback they gave, and the workplaces they went through, I feel deeply - Chitu is indeed a Chinese workplace social product that cannot be forgotten. As we said in the letter from Chitu Station: "In 1438 days, we have achieved the goal set at the beginning of Chitu's establishment - deep and interesting workplace sharing." For the LinkedIn China team, Chitu is an attempt from scratch. In order to cope with the rapid and fierce competition in China's Internet, in 2015, we proposed a "dual brand" strategy and set out to develop a product that is 100% controlled and operated by a Chinese team, which is a completely entrepreneurial process.
Although I have never experienced the joy and pain of starting a business twice, I feel the same. I salute all the colleagues of the Chitu team and admire your hard work and dedication. Wherever you are today, LinkedIn appreciates your hard work. We once sincerely hoped that Chitu could become a mobile, fully localized platform for connecting people in the Chinese workplace, and this original intention remains unchanged. However, there are many complicated factors behind the success of a product in the market, not only the role of the market environment, but also the influence of its own product positioning, including the way and timing of entering the market, which will help or hinder.