China’s social media space is an altogether alien place for anyone who lives on a diet of Facebook and Twitter — both of which are blocked — or Google, which has a controversial relationship with authorities in the communist country.
As regular readers of The Next Web (and our Asia channel) you’ve likely already got a good idea of the key players, the scale of the Internet in China and more…but those of you wanting a refresher of the very important topic of censorship (and the Great Firewall) should spend 19 minutes watching this brilliant TED video from noted blogger Michael Anti, aka Jing Zhao.
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There’s not much more to add to Anti’s passionate talk, other than that you can keep up with breaking news out of China and the rest of Asia by following @TheNextWebAsia on Twitter.
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