Chinese citizen photojournalism
Molive.cn is a Chinese citizen news site that’s photo-heavy and makes wonderful browsing. According to this Christian Science Monitor article (written already a few weeks ago, so the numbers are surely bigger by now):
Eric Zhang, a former staffer at the China Daily news organization based in Beijing, has launched
site that lets ordinary people gather news with their camera
cellphones. The site, launched three weeks ago, lets people post photos
they have taken to their own personal websites with small descriptions
of the scenes. Editors comb the postings and put the best ones on
Molive’s home page. The site is young but already has more than 100
people posting on it from all around the country and more than 20,000
readers a day.
It’s searchable by tag, and as of today the most popular tags are motorcycles, quality 素质 , sales promotions 促销, and interesting news such as this 30 cm. diameter clump of bees that gathered underneath an electric motorcycle in Xi’an.
But take a look as well at the tricyle cart photo pool, the ever-popular accidents, and beggars…