I started blogging in 1998. Yes, it was a little different than it is today. We had to do all the backend coding ourselves as there were no blogging platforms.
However, up until today one thing had remained constant. Far and above any other country, the United States had dominated the traffic to my blog posts. In fact, compared to any other country it had been at least a 10x difference.
Today this has changed. Over the last 6 months I’ve noticed more and more traffic coming in from China. And now, today, for the first time in 14 years of putting my thoughts out there, China traffic has pipped the United States.
This reflects the growing reality that China, and the Asia Pacific region in general, is entering a phase of web domination. It will be most interesting to see how this changes the way we interact with the web – will factors like trust, privacy and openness shift on the web, how will such shifts affect offline behavior patterns?
In any event I welcome my friends from China and look forward to interacting more with this region!
Photo credit: Shreyans Banshali