Reading Time: < 1 minute Branding and trends agency Chinayouthology have put together an interesting presentation on how young Chinese people are using social media and how their online lives differ from their offline lives. I used to describe online as augmenting offline lives in the west. In China, it seems to do so much more, providing a coping mechanism … Read moreInteresting comparison between China offline and online lives | 中国网上消费行为
Reading Time: < 1 minute I have been a big fan of Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo for a good while now, following the developments within the platform, you can find me online there at weibo.com/renaissancechambara. Hamid over at Fresh Networks put together a nice post explaining why brands should sign up to Weibo and what the set-up form means … Read moreHow to set up Weibo for English speakers | 英语语言指导，以Weibo.com
Reading Time: 2 minutes On leaving office, Gordon Brown immediately spent a lot of time hammering out a book Beyond The Crash. Unlike Peter Mandelson this wasn’t the Westminster equivalent of a sordid kiss-and-tell exposé or a Tony Blair-esque sales brochure to secure speaking engagements. Instead Brown set out to do what he does best, putting on page deep … Read moreOprah Time: Beyond The Crash by Gordon Brown
Reading Time: < 1 minute Amazing video of a middle-aged Chinese woman (check out the Hello Kitty overall) singing Nessun dorma in Chinese on a local talent show
Reading Time: < 1 minute Amazing video mash-up The East Is Red vs. Michael Jackson’s Beat It. The video is hosted on Chinese site Tudou so you need to be patient in terms of allowing it to load. Hat tip to Weibo user: 刘意-Cosmopolitanist.