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Chinese Blogosphere Berkman Center Internet and Society conference Isaac Mao Socialbrain.org, CNBlog.org 2004/11
Data Facts <ul><li>600,000 Bloggers in China(source: CNBlog.org) </li></ul>
Content Features <ul><li>10000 random blog posts in Chinese blogosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Datasource:  http://grassland.cn...
The essence of weblog <ul><li>Connecting our mind with internet’s publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Unleash the knowledge in dig...
How is the censorship <ul><li>Blosspot.com, 2003/1 </li></ul><ul><li>Typepad.com, 2004/3 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs.com, n/a ...
Two Pyramids Population Coverage Impact = Population*Coverage Journalist Reader Blogger Mass Institutional Media Blogosphe...
Power Law vs. Metcalfe's law <ul><li>Broadcasting vs. Resonated casting </li></ul><ul><li>Professional journalism vs. Glob...
How to prevent from Meme dying <ul><li>Extend the route </li></ul><ul><li>New license of copying </li></ul><ul><li>Free Sp...
Recent stories <ul><li>Blogger’s witness of murder in Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>NiuNiu </li></ul><ul><li>Civilian fight wi...
Still the problem <ul><li>One way world </li></ul>English Blogsphere Chinese Blogsphere
Great Firewall Keywords in page? Content Filtering System Keywords List Daily Black List Permanent Black List Permanent Bl...
Our R&D works <ul><li>We- series( Wego, Wealink, Weshelf,etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Wego, personal knowledge management tool ...
Social Brain Foundation Your brain is neuron of social brain
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Chinese Blogosphere

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Chinese Blogosphere

  1. 1. Chinese Blogosphere Berkman Center Internet and Society conference Isaac Mao Socialbrain.org, CNBlog.org 2004/11
  2. 2. Data Facts <ul><li>600,000 Bloggers in China(source: CNBlog.org) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Content Features <ul><li>10000 random blog posts in Chinese blogosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Datasource: http://grassland.cnblog.org </li></ul>
  4. 4. The essence of weblog <ul><li>Connecting our mind with internet’s publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Unleash the knowledge in digital island </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling technology for free speech </li></ul><ul><li>Grassroots voices weaving up </li></ul><ul><li>All those are important to Chinese community </li></ul>
  5. 5. How is the censorship <ul><li>Blosspot.com, 2003/1 </li></ul><ul><li>Typepad.com, 2004/3 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs.com, n/a </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com(partially) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Two Pyramids Population Coverage Impact = Population*Coverage Journalist Reader Blogger Mass Institutional Media Blogosphere Mind Communication
  7. 7. Power Law vs. Metcalfe's law <ul><li>Broadcasting vs. Resonated casting </li></ul><ul><li>Professional journalism vs. Global checking </li></ul><ul><li>Post mortem vs. Witness </li></ul><ul><li>Brand name vs. Social Capital and trust </li></ul><ul><li>Elite vs. Collective Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>All rights reserved vs. “Creative Commons” </li></ul><ul><li>Centrallization vs. P2P </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to prevent from Meme dying <ul><li>Extend the route </li></ul><ul><li>New license of copying </li></ul><ul><li>Free Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural exchange </li></ul>Social Network Public Private Space
  9. 9. Recent stories <ul><li>Blogger’s witness of murder in Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>NiuNiu </li></ul><ul><li>Civilian fight with local gov on blog </li></ul><ul><li>Scandal of a professor in campus blog </li></ul>
  10. 10. Still the problem <ul><li>One way world </li></ul>English Blogsphere Chinese Blogsphere
  11. 11. Great Firewall Keywords in page? Content Filtering System Keywords List Daily Black List Permanent Black List Permanent Black List http GET URL in BL? 404 Browser Flush Page Y Y
  12. 12. Our R&D works <ul><li>We- series( Wego, Wealink, Weshelf,etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Wego, personal knowledge management tool covering blog/sns/wiki functions, working through private/public information space </li></ul>
  13. 13. Social Brain Foundation Your brain is neuron of social brain

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