2 posts about china

Sino-Blogosphere is on the Map

Dec 28 2005

Ethan Zuckerman notes that the Chinese are starting to show up in (blog search engine) Technorati.com.

Basically, the Chinese language blogosphere appears to be exploding in popularity. And the 12 Chinese blogs listed in Technorati's top 100 may be just the tip of the iceberg. ... I estimate that MSN is hosting a minimum of 2m Chinese language blogs, including Chinese and Taiwanese bloggers.

www.ethanzuckerman.com: 12 Reasons to Learn Chinese

Yahoo Participates in Chinese Censorship

Sep 19 2005

screenshot chinese yahoo

Recently, the mega search engine Yahoo! collaborated with Chinese authorities in jailing Chinese journalist Shi Tao for allegedly distributing state secrets. Apparently Yahoo has taken the initiative to provide the journalist's email address and IP address in order to link him to posts and emails that he was making while distributing information. Why is Yahoo participating in the Chinese censorship program?

Because it's good business. Yesterday Rebecca MacKinnon took the time to illustrate exactly what it's like to search for "Tiananmen Massacre" on the Chinese Yahoo.