The netizens in Tier 1, 2 , 3 and 4 cities have different behavior because of different economic development and living environment. [Read more...]
Based on the market share comparison in the chart above, we can easily see the fluctuation of three major ad forms, search engine ads, vertical search ads and brand graphical ads, respectively. [Read more...]
Watching CCTV’s Gala Show on Chinese New Year Eve is a tradition. Since I was a kid, the whole family gathered together in front of the television on CNY Eve waiting for CCTV Gala Show while making dumplings. Is it changing?
According to the latest Chinese New Year (CNY) Gala Show cross-platform study from Nielsen, consumers used other media platforms much more during the last CNY Gala show. The study shows that video website usage increased significantly compared to last year.
Unique browsers for Youku and Tudou increased 24% and 28%, respectively from last year’s CNY period.
Analysys International, a Chinese research company, released a report about China Q3 2009 online video; this is the market share of different online video providers:
- YouKu.com: 12.6%
- PPStream: 11.5%
- Ku6.com / UUSee: 10.7%
- PPLive: 10.4%
- Tudou: 9.7%
- QQlive (from Tencent): 9.1%
- Others: 16.5%
PPStream, PPLive, and QQlive are p2p online video streaming desktop clients.
Tang Dynasty is one of my favorite Chinese rock band. Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of Tang Dynasty who recently gave a speech at University of Nebraska—Lincoln on Chinese netizens.
Born in the U. S. to Chinese parents, Kuo lives in China and identifies equally as American and Chinese. Formerly director of digital strategy for the Beijing office of a global advertising agency, Kuo has worked as a technology and business writer for publications such as Time, TimeAsia, China Economic Review, Asia Inc., and the South China Morning Post, and currently serves as an advisor for Youku.com, a leading video sharing company in China. Kuo co-founded China’s most famous rock band, Tang Dynasty, and continues to be active in the Chinese music scene.
William Bao Bean gives his views on what opportunities and challenges the Chinese online travel companies are facing.
According to the New York Times, “The Grass-Mud Horse” is a mythical creature whose name in Chinese sounds like “fuck your mother”. These horses face a problem: invading river crabs that are devouring their grassland. In spoken Chinese, river crab sounds very much like harmony, which in Chinas cyberspace has become a synonym for censorship. Censored bloggers often say their posts have been harmonized — a term directly derived from President Hu Jintaos regular exhortations for Chinese citizens to create a harmonious society.
While grass-mud horse sounds like a nasty curse in Chinese, its written Chinese characters are completely different, and its meaning —taken literally — is benign. Thus, the beast has dodged the Chinese governments efforts to censor information over the Internet that is seditious or inflammatory.
Xiao Qiang, an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, said that the grass-mud horse is an icon of resistance to censorship.