« Home | "90% of netizens will become bloggers" - Isaac Mao... » | Margaret Ng: The Lack of Youth Participation in Ho... » | Documentary Screening in Beijing: "Ai Wei Wei" » | "Chan steps back into fray to press democratic ref... » | Financial Times on Political System and Taxes in H... » | Discourse on Hong Kong's Democracy - Anson Chan's ... » | Hao Wu Released » | Free Speech and the Role of Media in Hong Kong - A... » | Anson Chan Blogs Her Political Views » | Wikipedia URL Adapter for China Users » 

Monday, July 24, 2006 

Demographics and the Chinese Internet

Via SeekingAlpha, interesting observation from Helen Wang on how demographics is shaping the Chinese internet or rather, the coming of the Chinese Enternet (aka entertainment net).

"Lu Bowang, CNNIC senior consultant, said, "It may be a worrying phenomenon that the ratio of Internet users above 30 years old is dropping because the Internet economy is too much focused on entertainment and young users."

I remember my friends in China complained about the silliness and mindlessness of the content on the Internet. Compared with the US, majority of people on the Internet in China are young people seeking entertainment and fun, versus professionals searching for information and knowledge."


Technorati Tags: , ,

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
www.flickr.com

Powered by Blogger
and Blogger Templates