So I am here visiting the IBM China Development Lab, also known as CDL, and I have figured out a major flaw in the way many Americans and Europeans blog today. The problem is many people use YouTube to publish demonstrations, samples, and tutorials and from the Chinese perspective they see an introductory paragraph and a blank body! This is because the Chinese government blocks Youtube (and Twitter and Facebook for that matter). Yes, my Farmville farm is probably all wilted at this point.
So I have heard many times this week that we (the bloggers of Lotus and IBM technology) that we should host those kinds of videos on our own site (which I have been doing all along fortunately).
I totally agree with this! China is a huge market for IBM and Lotus and education in the web world is critical for our success. I have even introduced many people to PlanetLotus.org and they are very excited to keep up to pass with what the Loti bloggers have to offer.