Category Archives: internet

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.

Sentiment against China Internet stocks – Shaun Rein

China’s Internet companies are delaying listings in the US and for good reason, business analyst Shaun Rein explains in the US-edition of the China Daily. Negative sentiments rule even among the often too optimistic US investors when they look at China.

Google Streetview gets a local competitor – Marc van der Chijs

Google might still be hoping to get another foot into the China market, but internet entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs reports now on his weblog that a local company is successfully filling the void for Google Streetview, already covering 41 cities.

Baidu goes semantic in box search – Kaiser Kuo

China’s leading search engine Baidu is leapfrogging from Google and Bing by adding more semantics into their box search, making it much smarter, explains their spokesperson Kaiser Kuo to Penn-Olson. “Getting relevant results is even more important for mobile.”

Soft landing expected for China stocks – William Bao Bean

The fairy tales of sky-high valuations for China internet companies at exchanges in the US seem over, yet again. Financial analyst and VC William Bao Bean expects a return to realistic valuations, in a soft landing, he tells The Australian.