I wish I was at Chinese BloggerCon

Lots of people are asking me if I am going to next week’s Blog World Expo. No, cause I have a six-week-old baby at home. Plus, I hang around a lot of these speakers all the time anyway. That said, I’m actually pretty surprised by the quality of speakers that this new conference has been able to put together. I’m actually sad I won’t be there, even though I’m not really THAT sad.

But what really looks interesting? The Chinese Bloggercon. BlognationChina is there.

Rebecca McKinnon is too. John Kennedy is live blogging and doing an awesome job. I feel like I’m sitting in the hall. I know it’s lunch time right now on Saturday.

That stuff is all in English, but the official blog is in Chinese.

Next year I want to do a BloggerCon here at the same time and build a video bridge so we could talk about the same issues. Heck, let’s do it. Why don’t you all show up on my Kyte.tv channel. It’s open to ANYONE who wants to post some video.

Some topics that I wish were being discussed internationally:

1. How do we get great Chinese blogs translated to English (and vice versa)?
2. Who is the “Michael Arrington” of China?
3. What’s happening in the Chinese blogosphere that’s different than the English one?

From John Kennedy’s blog I already learned that there’s a Chinese knockoff of Twitter already and I already found some cool new blogs. Really great stuff.

UPDATE: There’s some photos of the BloggerCon on Flickr. Oh, and check out the Chinese Facebook knock off.

57 thoughts on “I wish I was at Chinese BloggerCon

  1. The commenters have lots of great English blogs, but there needs to be a reverse to a site called YeeYan that does English to Chinese translation on a volunteer basis. Global Voices does this to some degree, as does ZoneEuropa (mentioned above). But there could be more! Thanks for your post on this.

  2. The commenters have lots of great English blogs, but there needs to be a reverse to a site called YeeYan that does English to Chinese translation on a volunteer basis. Global Voices does this to some degree, as does ZoneEuropa (mentioned above). But there could be more! Thanks for your post on this.

  3. Robert, my associate Min Guo attended CNbloggercon this year and last year. We have some ideas about conducting some video interviews and translating them to make the Chinese blogosphere (writing in Chinese, not counting the great blogs like danwei.org, chinalawblog.com, etc) more accessible to non Chinese speaking world. Any interest in giving us your 2 cents (or even 2 kuai?) :) Impressed by the star-studded cast of commenters here.

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