博客 boke the Chinese blog revolution

Day two of China’s Digital Future covered a huge amount of topics, all of which are again reviewed in brief at China Digital News. One of the standouts was the impact of Blogs, Wikis, and wireless communication (SMS, wifi etc) for instigating social and political change. Blog in Chinese is 博客 boke meaning abundant traveller, and currently there are 300 000 of them active on the mainland. Fons Tuinstra from chinaBiz said

When we hear that the net is changing life, you have to remember that 80 million people use the net, only 20 million have international access, and just 300,000 people blog. It’s an important elite. But an elite.

With the internet 10 years old this year in China, blogs have taken off and the internet and information will never be the same.