From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media:
As mainstream media were forced to abandon coverage of the “nail house“, Mr Zhou’s site became a popular alternative source of updates. At its peak, it attracted more than 37,000 visitors a day.
Others hoping to negotiate better deals with developers or to highlight violations of their legal rights have asked Mr Zhou, a 26-year-old vegetable seller from Hunan, to feature their causes on his blog.
In a country where many feel the legal system and governments have failed them, people are increasingly turning to the media — official and unofficial — to get redress. The Chongqing saga is a case in point. [Full text]