Archive for April, 2008

Problems Accessing WordPress in China!

April 22, 2008

I should have known this before I left to China; WordPress blogs are blocked in here! Luckily somebody adviced me on a way to cope with this issue and it turns out that there are countless services that provide proxy sites to bypass the problem. I am currently able to access my blog by the use of Dtor.org. Unfortunately creating links and inserting pictures does not work, but I will find a way!

Because I was not able to access my blog the last weeks I have been writing about my experiences elsewhere.

On my class blog:
http://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl/

But I was also invited by Gang Lu, the owner of the MObinoDE blog to be a guest writer for him. I will continue to occasionally blog for MObinoDE during my trip:
http://www.mobinode.com/

I will copy-paste the postings I did on these blogs later this evening.

A brief update on what I am currently doing:

– Today I had a meeting with Ian McGuinn and Elias Glenn from JL McGregor & Company. Really nice guys and interesting discussion. Also I can make use of there extensive database on some of the companies I am doing research on! So tomorrow after my interview at Giant Interactive I will work at the JL McGregor office!

– After the morning meeting with Ian and Elias I visited Spill Group Asia today. Marc van der Chijs shared some of his insightfull thoughts with me, it was a pleasure and of great help for my thesis to meet him. Furthermore I met with Thijs Bosma who besides showing me around the office also had some helpfull insights to share! Thanks guys!

Will post more soon, I am out to have some excellent Shanghai French Connection road-bbq, did not eat yet and its 22:15?!

Packed and ready to go!

April 10, 2008

A nice cup of cha in ChenduTomorrow┬áit is finally happening; I will head off to China for my research! After months of stalking people with interview requests and reading everything I could about Internet in China, I am going to visit some of the most innovative and prominent Chinese Internet companies. I am really looking forward to traveling through China, finally meeting all the people I have corresponded with, and discussing my research with them! The focus of my trip to China for my Masters Thesis research will be on the international ambitions and strategy of Chinese Internet market leaders. (more…)