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Blog Got Vandalized Friday Evening

TELECOM Digest Editor (
Sat, 6 May 2006 19:15:50 EDT

Some of you know that several months ago I started a blog (actually a
couple of them) for non-telecom related topics which cross my mind
each day Late Friday afternoon someone
unknown to me (but they wouldn't have it any other way) took exception
to one of my recent messages and chose to trash me out pretty
badly. The entire blog had to be rebuilt from scratch and I spent much
of the day Saturday doing that. Of course it will never get back
esthetically just like I had it before. Oh well, I did not have a lot
to do with my time today anyway, as it has been sort of damp and cold
here all day.


Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 18:19:30 -0500
From: Reuters News Wire <>
Newsgroups: comp.dcom.telecom
Subject: China Has 60 Million Bloggers!
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X-Telecom-Digest: Volume 25, Issue 172, Message 6 of 10
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Blogging is booming in China with the number of bloggers expected to
hit 60 million by the end of this year.

China is the world's second-largest Internet market after the United
States with more than 110 million users. A survey by Chinese search
engine put the current number of blog, or Web log, sites at
36.82 million which are kept by 16 million people, the official Xinhua
news agency said on Saturday.

The number of Chinese bloggers is expected to hit 60 million by the
end of this year, Xinhua said, quoting a report on China's media
industry by the prestigious Tsinghua University.

Zhang Xiaorong, strategy development director of "Bokee," which was
set up in 2002 and claims the biggest share of China's blogging
market, said his company adds about 100,000 blogs a day.

"The expected 60 million bloggers would account for more than half of
China's 110 million netizens," Xinhua quoted Zhang as saying.

The university report forecast the number of bloggers in China would
hit 100 million by 2007. Xinhua did not elaborate.

Although the industry has invested heavily in blogs, none of the blog
service providers are making profits, the report said.

A recent report by the Internet Society of China showed nine percent
of bloggers write every day, 29 percent write once to three times a
week, while 35 percent write four to six times a week, Xinhua said.

The growing stable of e-scribes has attracted homegrown firms and
foreign giants like Microsoft, Google and Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO -

But the Communist Party's propaganda mandarins are obsessed with
control and have closed down some outspoken blogs. Chat forums and
online bulletin boards are routinely monitored for controversial
political comments and sensitive words such as "freedom" and
"democracy" are censored.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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