Category Archives: internet

David Cameron and more on internet censorship – Jeremy Goldkorn

Beijing-based internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn discusses on Australian TV the latest move by British prime minister David Cameron to censor social media to prevent social unrest. China’s state media ended up gloating as Cameron took to the Chinese view on censorship.

Sharing the stage at Tudou’s IPO – Marc van der Chijs

Tudou co-founder Marc van der Chijs took the stage with key team members, like CEO Gary Wang, as the video sharing company hit Nasdaq yesterday with their IPO. An amazing achievement in a troublesome time for stock markets.

Why size matters in China’s e-commerce – Tom Doctoroff

After a slow and hesitant start, e-commerce is booming in China, with very Chinese characteristics, marketing guru Tom Doctoroff explains in The Huffington Post. Chinese want to bargain, and the size of the seller matters.

Facebook not end-all-be-all of social gaming – Benjamin Joffe

Asia’s internet expert Benjamin Joffe made an appearance at Yetizen, a gaming company in San Francisco, to share his intimate knowledge of the Asian gaming industry. From Yetizen’s weblog.

Tricia Wang hits mainstream websites with sleeping internet users

It took a while, but Tricia Wang’s amazing set of pictures of sleeping internet users at cafe’s has hit mainstream websites, like Techrice and Shanghaiist. Tricia Wang researches the internet and mobile usage by migrant workers in Wuhan. Amazing it took so long.

How does media censorship works? – Jeremy Goldkorn

Media watcher Jeremy Goldkorn discusses the elaborate way media censorship works in China. Yes, the official censorship is very much in place, but both internet users and journalists have ways to deal with it – within limits.

Online rage continues, but does it change anything? – Jeremy Goldkorn

China’s official media have been trying to catch up with the online anger of the country’s internet users after the Wenzhou train crash, tells media analyst Jeremy Goldkorn in the Voice of America. Not for the first time, and certainly not for the last time. But does it make a difference?

Party arrogance, worn thin – Bill Dodson

Prime-minister Wen Jiabao claimed an 11-day illness to explain why it took him so long to pay respect to the victims of the Wenzhou train crash. But always vigilant internet users noted Wen a day after the crash on official business, notes author Bill Dodson, who analyzes on his weblog the credibility crisis for the communist party.

Weibo stopped toeing the party line on rail crash – Jeremy Goldkorn

China’s successful microblogging service Weibo ignored the party line, as the online anger about the railway crash near Wenzhou exploded. Internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn explains in CNN the government is trying to put the ghost back into the bottle. Yang Feng, who lost family in the crash, became an overnight hero.

Rating the internet cafe’s – Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang researches mobile and internet behavior among China’s migrant population and rates the many internet cafe’s she visits between 1 and 10. Warm hot dogs are a plus, the protein of the internet cafe.