21 January 2010

Internet use in China

Following 'Googlegate' FT has a fascinating account of internet use in China (based on research by McKinsey) showing how demographic and cultural differences (not least the difficulty of text input) bias Chinese use towards entertainment rather than work.

John Naughton has pointed to this CNET News video presentation of what exactly the issues have been for Google (and other companies) operating in China: a broader story than the security of dissidents' email accounts.

[FT report via Putting People First]

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