堕落 duolo.com (contextually translated into “debauchery”) is like 豆瓣 (Douban) for food, entertainment and travel; that is, it is a social/sharing site for those things. One gripe I have is that the headings for items or posts are not well restricted; one item is titled “the few things I ordered at YanYangTian.”
Some of you will already have seen this story, but it’s really worth taking a closer look at it to understand some of the ways that online “community” gets stuck at the border, and at how online “mobs” turn to the oldest and ugliest stereotypes in the book once they’re mobilized.
It all started on September 2 when …
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我要发财网 (I Want to Get Rich Web) offers free gifts. These free gifts come from new startups who are trying to get their product out into the market, as part of their advertising campaign. Thus, users sign up for gifts, and your profile will determine your chance of getting a gift.
Via 无极 blog & …
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城市吧 CityBar looks like a cool Web2.0 map hack that uses photographs to show what the street would look like if you stood there, facing that direction. Unfortunately, I haven’t got the site to load properly and so I couldn’t test it out myself.
The most shuang* video recomendations every day.
Ensuring that after a hard day’s work, you will still have a beautiful smile.”
* shuang = happy, cheerful; refreshing
And today’s recommendation, a MTV trailer from the newly acclaimed (Mainland) Chinese film, 疯狂的石头!
Link to ShuangA.…
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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…
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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