Top Bloggers Blindsided By China

The tech blogging community had its self-congratulatory blinkers on today courtesy of a TechCrunch-created list of top bloggers. Not surprisingly, TechCrunch’s loudest voice, Michael Arrington topped the list. In fact 3 of the top 4 on the list were from TechCrunch…surely a highly credible compilation.

In the meantime China took the baton from the USA as the country with the most Internet users. Perhaps the numbers should be discounted to take into account China’s censorship. For example, every 2 censored Internet users equate to 1 free Internet user.

What is interesting to note, though, is that the 220 million users only make up 17% of the population of China. In contrast, America’s 216 million users constitute 71% of the population.

This means that we can expect to see many more users coming online in China in the next few years.

[Photo courtesy of hk_traveller]

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