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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."

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