Is the worm turning?
Despite Google contradicting its do no evil policy by agreeing to censor certain web content from Chinese searchers and then going against Bush & Co. today it seems that there are still an awful lot of non-regulated opinions circulating China’s blogosphere.
Steve Rubel reports from Interfax China that 52% of all Chinese white-collar workers are using blogs 28% of whom often leave aggressive and critical comments. A braver 60% even criticise their boss!
It just goes to show how keen the likes of MSN, Yahoo and Google et al. will do whatever the Chinese government wants regarding content limits in order to get access to the huge Chinese market, yet on the other hand provide those same people with a tool to crticise the same government!
Power to the people!