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Top 30 web properties in Europe (Digital Knowledge Centre – Digital Intelligence)

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

YouTube introduces Creative Commons option for uploaders, remixers – Boing Boing

General Electric – great example of a corporate Tumblr account

A Practical Guide to SERP Profiling – Part 1

McClure’s Asia Music News | Beijing copyright guidelines get mixed reviews – music industry perpetual whining

China Faces ‘Very Grave’ Environmental Situation, Officials Say – – interesting that it is such a high priority for the government

Asia to Lead the World in Internet traffic in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Penn Olson

Empowered – Where is your company on the social maturity scale

REPORT: Facebook Ads Surge Despite Lag In ROI

How To Use Facebook’s New Power Editor For Ads

Are Prestigious Brands Underestimating Facebook?

Communities Dominate Brands: Deluded? Seriously? Can I really honestly claim that Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop is deluded? Unfortunately.. yes. – Tomi on Nokia

Mobile operator costs to exceed revenues in four years

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

Chinese Social Network Efluencers – Characteristics & Segmentation | China IWOM Blog

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 national social insurance law may make hiring foreigners significantly costlier – Shanghaiist

CHINA’S NEW STYLE ICONS | China Youthology 青年志 – new brand of influencers

BT and TalkTalk will appeal High Court DEA ruling | Pinsent Masons LLP

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 magazineI 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

Previewing ‘Windows 8’: Article by Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president, Windows Experience.

User Generated Content for SEO eBook | Reevoo

Alibaba Group CEO Jack Ma on the Alipay Affair, Yahoo and Treating Employees Well – AllThingsD

Microsoft Brings Touchscreen to PCs & Laptops to Challenge Apple – But Will it Work?

Communities Dominate Brands: Timing? Why did Stephen Elop announce Microsoft in February when first phones take a year more?

Ad Vision: Calvin Soh, Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Group Asia – Microsoft Advertising Blog

Coca-Cola explores listing in Shanghai | – if this isn’t the sign of an Asian century then I don’t know what is (paywall)

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UK finance brands fall short: News from – 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 – – 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?

Great Singapore Sale shows the world how to drive retail sales – Chris Reed on partnership marketing – Blogs – Brand Republic – brilliantly co-ordinated