China’s social media:’Warp speed, Mr. Sulu!’

The speed of revolution among Chinese Internet social sites is so fast that it makes Google, Yahoo and Amazon look molasses in January on the Siberian border, according to discussions between EE Times and semiconductor industry executives in Shanghai and Beijing.

Say what?

Considering that Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are all banned in China, my first reaction to this wild claim was: “Well, with all due respect, the main reason Chinese social networking sites are flourishing is that the Chinese government’s policy is to suppress and discourage Western social media sites.” Honestly, I didn’t quite get how the speed of innovation was relevant in this discussion… Read more


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