I see one way the blogspam is done from China:
I’ve been trying to understand more about both new features and competition in the Chinese search engines market–with an eye toward having something to say about where innovation is happening and how ideas are flowing from one online space to another. (Tip: if you’re interested in search, you have to visit Webmaster World.com’s excitingly useful Asia Pacific Search Engine…
Continue readingUser-generated Q&A in Virtual China
A Web 2.0 blog, TechCrunch, posted about a week ago on the upcoming launch of Baidu Space. The post spurred a series of comments that reveal the craziness of commitments both for and against China’s leading search engine, Baidu. There are those who hate Baidu because it’s a mainland company and is seen as participating in government oppression of certain kinds of speech; there are…
Continue readingBaidu bias: nationalism and CCP hatred
Time for me to do my homework on this. I’ve been personally less interested in Microsoft online products and services for the past several years, preferring to explore other options. But for understanding Virtual China, understanding MS is a must (as it would be for understanding virtual anywhere).
Did you know that globally, MSN Space had an estimated 100 million (100,000,000) unique visitors…
Continue readingChina’s MSN Space/Live Spaces head to head with BaiduSpace 百度空间
MySpace pages MSN Spaces with the search functionality of Google and all its features, and you’ll see what Baidu is trying to create: BaiduSpace 百度空间, now in beta in China. Blogger Xiong Jiezeng has an analysis (in Chinese) of what works and what doesn’t, which should be of great help to the feature’s developers.
Continue readingMSN Spaces + Google = BaiduSpace 百度空间
Reporters Without Borders: The Chinese authorities seem to have stopped blocking access to the
international version of Google’s search engine, Google.com. Tests
carried out by Reporters Without Borders show that it is again
accessible in Beijing and Shanghai. Google’s unblocking tends to
confirm the theory that online censorship was stepped up for the
anniversary of the Tiananmen Square…
Continue readingChina’s “denied access” doll
Another site one could spend hours on…searching among the cartoon images on China’s leading search engine, Baidu. Go here for the search that yielded the image above, Sun Wukong the Monkey King in “Rebellion Against Heaven,” this particular image from a book cover.
Go here for Baidu’s cartoon animation search. Just below the bulleted links you’ll…
Continue readingChinese animation and cartoons