| 2:07 pm on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
It was bound to happen sooner or later: It's official, China is No. 1 nation in Internet users [webmasterworld.com]. They'd been predicting it for years. The US market is pretty much saturated now while these developing countries with larger populations are now coming online.
|does anyone know how many of these 253 Million people are good English readers? |
Very few. How good is your Chinese? ;)
| 2:37 pm on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
China's internet penetration is only 16%, compared to other countries like the UK (66%), USA (71%), Netherlands (87%) or Norway (88% - the highest I think). The potential for further growth is huge.
This may sound like a significant milestone, but I think its probably only the very beginning.
| 6:06 pm on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I am having severe Firefly/Serenity flashbacks whenever I read about China's growth.
| 9:25 am on Jul 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
If your guys have read the 2nd Quarter Financial Statements from Sohu.com Inc, you will even more amazed by its growth speed: Sohu.com Inc's GAAP net income of US$40.2 million or US$1.02 per fully diluted share. GAAP net income increased by 604% year-on-year and 86% quarter-on-quarter
| 2:54 pm on Aug 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Asia is so open/needs SEO - learn one of the big languages, and get marketing.
From what i can see its a very juevinille market, waiting for someone to come popping cherries ¬
| 3:20 pm on Aug 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
We must remember it is a censored market.. So may users.. but seeing only the govt's version of the internet. That can't be good.
| 9:51 am on Aug 4, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|We must remember it is a censored market.. |
True, but one that seems to be improving. For a country that hasn't had freedom of press yet, they're making remarkable strides. I don't see the Great Firewall of China lasting decades - for one its unmanageable and impractical, but more importantly the attitude of the Chinese government seems to be slowly but surely changing.
That can only be a good thing!