CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) recently released (in pdf and ppt) its 17th Survey on the current development of the Chinese Internet. These twice-yearly surveys are Chinese governmental basic data on the Chinese ‘net. It’s not translated into English yet. In the meantime, some of the topline results:
China Tech News has an informative interview with Kiam Choo, CEO and founder of Bbmao, a start-up Chinese metasearch engine. Bbmao gathers search results from China’s top 5 search engines: Baidu, Google, Yahoo, Sogou (Sohu), and iAsk (Sina). Choo touts the new service’s features as social bookmarking, clustered search results, and a job search site–a big deal…
The Chinese web’s take on the very American idea: try before you buy. By signing up, you get to try out free deals from other websites – there are limits though, on the number of free deals per period and a mandate for leaving your opinion afterwards.
Some guys were playing a game: to see who could modify their webpage so that their blog came out before the other in Google’s search when using Mao’s Little Red Book search words. Unfortunately they hit a problem! Certain keywords were blocked and their blogs didn’t come up on Google at all!