About Virtual China

    Virtual China is an exploration of virtual experiences and environments in and about China. The topic is also the primary research area for the Institute for the Future's Asia Focus Program in 2006. IFTF is an independent, nonprofit strategic research group with more than 35 years of forecasting experience based in Palo Alto, CA.
    Lyn Jeffery is a cultural anthropologist and Research Director at the Insitute for the Future, where she leads its Asia Focus Program.
    Jason Li is currently a design research intern at Adaptive Path. He previously worked at IFTF & Microsoft Research Asia, and recently graduated from Brown University.
    Nan Yang is a freelancer in Shanghai whose many projects include part-time Mandarin teacher at MandarinShanghai.com, assistant for Eric Eldred from Creative Commons, translating manager for gOFFICE, translator for MeMedia, member of Social Brain Foundation, and author of 1idea1day.com. She is also passionate to take part in small and innovative seminars in Shanghai.

About Asia Focus

  • In response to the great need for foresight about Asia, IFTF has launched the Asia Focus Program. Asia Focus research topics are large-scale, under-explored areas from which unexpected futures will emerge. It is part of IFTF's flagship program, the Ten-Year Forecast Program, which provides a broad scan of the environment and is a leading source of foresight for a vangard of business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

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May 28, 2007



Hey guys,

I really love your blog and read it with great enthusiasm - I am Digital Marketing Manager for Upstream Asia (www.upstreamasia.com).

Didn't know how else to get in contact with you, so feel free to remove this after.

I just wanted to let you know that the Asia Digital Marketing Association (www.asiadma.com) has recently released their Asia Pacific Digital Marketing Yearbook 2007 which has loads of great statistics about net usages etc. for each of the countries in the region (of course including China). Just might be helpful if you guys ever needed some stats to quote.

I uploaded it to Scribd.com so that people can read it more easily online <- the link is the URL I submitted with this comment.

Kind regards and keep up the good work.



Alex -- thanks for the information, and glad you enjoy the blog!


I'd say that these are most likely two university classmates, hanging out in their dorm.

That video is awesome.
A definite step up from the backdorm boys.

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