The Culturally Situated Weibo 随手拍 Instant Photo Phenomenon: the largest singles Social Networking Site in China – Bytes of China – really interesting the way Weibo has been moulded by users
Shiatzy Chen CEO, Harry Wang: “The Chinese Customer Wants To Buy Western Things From Western Brands” « Jing Daily – interesting that westerners are apparently less open to buying Asian design
General Electric – great example of a corporate Tumblr account
McClure’s Asia Music News | Beijing copyright guidelines get mixed reviews – music industry perpetual whining
China Faces ‘Very Grave’ Environmental Situation, Officials Say – NYTimes.com – interesting that it is such a high priority for the government
Hermès Optimistic About Guangzhou Luxury Market « Jing Daily – not surprising given the economic growth that Guangzhou has enjoyed
Piece: Gimme Shelter / Shelter NYC « Test Pressing – absolute legend
Telkom Indonesia Launches True Broadband Access | Penn Olson – makes Digital Britain look pathetic
Masters of Media » Weibo Revolution – nice write up on microblogging in China
CHINA’S NEW STYLE ICONS | China Youthology 青年志 – new brand of influencers
Photos: Masked vigilante doles out justice and instant noodles in HK – Shanghaiist – genius. I love Bauhinia Lady
Diageo CMO Andy Fennell: ‘I want to see the core product in the agency change’ – Marketing news – Marketing magazine – I want to see the core product in the agency change. I want to see agencies hire different kinds of skills into the heart of their creative machine. I don’t believe in a holding company just buying different shops and serving it up as an integrated solution. If these shops all have different profit centres, they aren’t integrated
Coca-Cola explores listing in Shanghai | SCMP.com – if this isn’t the sign of an Asian century then I don’t know what is (paywall)
UK finance brands fall short: News from Warc.com – because they are generally crap?
To-day’s news, comments and reviews from The Manchester Guardian 1821 Edition – I love this rendering of the Guardian front page in the old style. Works surprisingly well
Jonah Lehrer on the Wisdom and Foolishness of Crowds | Head Case – WSJ.com – the dullness of crowds
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: More guidance on building high-quality sites – love these questions:
- Would you trust the information presented in this article?
- Is this article written by an expert or enthusiast who knows the topic well, or is it more shallow in nature?
- Does the site have duplicate, overlapping, or redundant articles on the same or similar topics with slightly different keyword variations?
- Would you be comfortable giving your credit card information to this site?
- Does this article have spelling, stylistic, or factual errors?
- Are the topics driven by genuine interests of readers of the site, or does the site generate content by attempting to guess what might rank well in search engines?
- Does the article provide original content or information, original reporting, original research, or original analysis?
- Does the page provide substantial value when compared to other pages in search results?
- How much quality control is done on content?
- Does the article describe both sides of a story?
- Is the site a recognized authority on its topic?
- Is the content mass-produced by or outsourced to a large number of creators, or spread across a large network of sites, so that individual pages or sites don’t get as much attention or care?
- Was the article edited well, or does it appear sloppy or hastily produced?
- For a health related query, would you trust information from this site?
- Would you recognize this site as an authoritative source when mentioned by name?
- Does this article provide a complete or comprehensive description of the topic?
- Does this article contain insightful analysis or interesting information that is beyond obvious?
- Is this the sort of page you’d want to bookmark, share with a friend, or recommend?
- Does this article have an excessive amount of ads that distract from or interfere with the main content?
- Would you expect to see this article in a printed magazine, encyclopedia or book?
- Are the articles short, unsubstantial, or otherwise lacking in helpful specifics?
- Are the pages produced with great care and attention to detail vs. less attention to detail?
- Would users complain when they see pages from this site?