Why Chinese Netizens Are Laughing at BBC Now

China Internet users' comments on Obama's Google+ Page

China Internet users' comments on Obama's Google+ Page

A flood of comments written in Chinese were written on President Obama’s Google+ Page when many China Internet users were able to open Google+ normally without using VPN. And, BBC reported this incident and part of its comments has become a joke on Weibo now.

China Netizens Talking About BBC's Comment

China Netizens Talking About BBC's Comment

This is the part of comments from BBC that became a joke:

But many simply voiced delight at their freedom to speak: they talked about occupying the furniture and bringing snacks and soft drinks.

So, what do they mean by “occupying sofa”?

“occupying sofa” is a common behavior often in online forums trying to be the first to leave a comment or reply. Imagine many friends visit you at your house, the first ones arrived can take the sofa (which is more comfortable), those who are a bit late have to take the chairs, and the ones come last have only the floor the site on.

It’s an Internet culture in China BBC doesn’t understand; but it should and so should you if mainland China is a target market for you.

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