China IWOM Blog- Making Sense of the Buzz Mogujie.com launched a new online product, “ Free Group Purchase ”, at 5 p.m. on the 1st of March, encouraging users to initiate a group purchase on any product they want. This “C2B” group purchase would be achievedas long as they round up enough participants. So far, more than 15,000 group purchases have been started, 100 of which have been successful. Social platform meishixing.com has at last launched a web version. For what is essentially a Pinterest clone, this web version features organizing and sharing features for foodies to share photos of all their favorite eats.
Minispace - Live uit de Metropool van de Achterhoek! 09 Jul '12 - 22:11 Eupen - Belgium Concert of 'The Boomchickas'. 28 Mar '12 - 20:51 Amsterdam - Keizersgracht China News 30 min ago | The Economist Urbanisation: Where China's future will happen For the world's sake, and its own, China needs to change the way it builds and runs its cities "A GREAT city", said Benjamin Disraeli, "a is the type of some great idea. Trending on the Topix Network
Danwei List of websites blocked in the People's Republic of China More than 2,701 websites are or were blocked in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) under the country's policy of Internet censorship. This is a list of the most notable such blocked websites. This page does not apply to the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, where most of the Chinese laws do not apply. According to a recent report from Beijing, a lot of larger Japanese websites were blocked during the afternoon of 15 June 2012 (UTC+08:00) to the morning of 17 June 2012 (UTC+08:00), such as Google Japan, Yahoo! a chat with blueprint, a digital creative collective “From a deep pool of blue ink rises an image…” – this is written on Blueprint‘s Neocha.com homepage, a digital collective that describes itself as a Chinese creative group with no artistic bounds. In an “Internet world” filled with many options for exploring different kinds of creative content, we find ourselves frequently entering Blueprint’s creative world. Their distinctive style comes from the ambient / “lowercase” electronic sound they produce as well as their visual works, which exude a subtle mysticism. The depth and breadth of content under the “Blueprint” name actually comes from members who live in many cities, including Zhengzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, among others.
normblog You know those lists of books you get hit with from time to time and of which, for some reason, there have been a lot lately? In the last few days we have had '100 books to love' and 'The books we secretly love - our 50 favourite page-turners' from, respectively, The Sunday Times and The Times (both £). And before that there was the '100 novels everyone should read', and - with inflation - the '1000 novels everyone must read', and '100 Books To Read Before You Die'. There were also the 'top 100 books of all time' and the top 100 titles from the BBC's Big Read. As well as plenty more.
Silicon Hutong In the HutongFocus...Focus...1558 hrs. While I was absorbing caffeine and beta carotene at a sunny Beverly Hills espresso spigot earlier this month, I came across a superb article in the Wall Street Journal explaining how the U.S. motion picture business is starting to make films that are aimed at an international market. The phenomenon has reached such a stage, in fact, that movies ONLY likely to appeal to a domestic U.S. audience are not getting the green light, and those films deemed promising but too US centric are being given script and casting makeovers to make themselves more appealing to international audience. Darn those Foreigners Paying to See Our Movies! About time Hollywood woke up to the rest of the planet, I say, but writing in The City Journal, New York's local Neoconservative periodical, author Andrew Klavan apparently thinks otherwise. "...perhaps the economic necessity of appealing to countries other than America has sapped American movies of their quality.
Davids Medienkritik Let's face it: Media tend to over-report the most vile and extreme aspects of our society. "If it bleeds - it leads" is much more than a cliche - it is a journalistic fact of life. The danger with the daily sensationalism is that it skews the viewer's perception of reality. In other words, a viewer is apt to believe that the world around him is a much more rotten than it actually is. Interesting thought experiment: What if you were a foreign correspondent...?
The New Members of China’s Ruling Body - Graphic The job titles of other incoming leaders have not yet been announced. Enjoys Hollywood films, including “The Godfather.” Leading an overseas expansion of China's state-owned media. Spent his early career working in the oil industry. His brother defected to the United States in 1985. Obtained a degree in economics from Kim Il Sung University in North Korea.