The Power of Social Networking

An article in China International Business looks at the importance of social networking sites, including BBS forums, for companies looking to advertise to the Internet generation: In China especially, a company’s digital...

Hu Yong: BBS Sites on China’s Changing Web

China Media Project translates a piece by Hu Yong about the past and future of BBS forums in China, which ran in the Southern Metropolis Daily: Despite the above-mentioned differentiation, reports from the China Internet Network...

Chinese Netizen Reactions to Iranian Election

The Shanghaiist translates some netizen responses to the hotly contested Iranian election: As always, the curiosity of democracy evoked a strong reaction within the Chinese netizen community, especially when it seems to have...

CCTV Investigates Peasant Girl’s BBS Forum Post

In early September, CCTV reported on a bitter BBS post by a peasant girl working in Shanghai.  On Saturday the state news channel tracked down and interviewed Little Yang, who wrote the post titled ‘Late 70s...

China: Touchy topics – John Kennedy

On Global Voices, John Kennedy writes about what is being written about – and being blocked – on BBSes: BBS forums used to be the venue of choice to make oneself seen and



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