Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

Kaiser Kuo

Debate Research: The Internet is Making Us Stupid

Nov 10, 2010

Debate Research: The Internet is Making Us Stupid

The Internet, I recently argued, is making us stupid. This may seem a strange stance for someone who blogs and runs a social media team, but I put forward this point of view in a debate organized by Intelligence Squared in Hong Kong. Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia co-founder, and Kaiser Kuo, now working at Chinese Internet

The Internet Is Making Us Stupid

Sep 27, 2010

The Internet Is Making Us Stupid

In late October I debate against the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, arguing that the Internet is making us stupid. My other adversary is Kaiser Kuo, now working for Baidu, while Jeremy O’Grady of The Week, will be in my corner. The pressure is on, with CNN writing about the debate. Any thoughts welcome!!

Kaiser Kuo: Digital China’s social hotspots

Jan 12, 2009

Where do China’s digital gatherings take place? I recently discussed this with Kaiser Kuo, Group Director of Ogilvy China’s Digital Strategy and author of China Digital Watch blog. Summarized here (video below). Same, Same, but DifferentTo Kaiser, every country clearly has its own Internet and digital culture. While there are superficial similarities between China and

Kaiser Kuo

Jan 12, 2009

Kaiser Kuo

Beijing-based rocker and group director of digital strategy for Ogilvy, Kaiser Kuo writes the popular China Digital Watch blog and occasionally opines on this blog about China’s digital world. (Postings below) Kaiser also wrote about China and the new media scene for a number of publications, including The Red Herring and The Wall Street Journal.

Semi-Suicidal Parkour in Beijing

Oct 31, 2008

Semi-Suicidal Parkour in Beijing

Cool video of semi-suicidal Parkouristes in Beijing. (I think all Parkouristes are semi-suicidal!) Cultural tidbit: Parkour is translated to Chinese as “Pao Ku” (跑酷 - literally, “running cool.”) For those unfamiliar with this dangerous yet nifty youth/urban trend, here’s an edited version of the Wikipedia take (I have tried to make it more broadly understandable):

Best way to follow the Olympics

Aug 9, 2008

In case you are not already doing so, Twitter has been a great way to follow (and participate in) Olympics coverage. For the opening ceremony a large group of us wrote 140 character postings with the agreed tag #080808. Lonnie Hodge – who also Twitted – blogged about the outcome: And yesterday’s hash mash (a

4 Reasons Podcasting Failed in China

Aug 5, 2008

Chinese podcaster Steven Lin writes a great guest post on Kaiser Kuo’s China Digital Watch explaining why podcasting has never taken off in China. Lin is a senior editor at Sohu.com and one of the founders of the Chinese podcast Antiwave. A few highlights (full posting here) 1. Blame Apple. The iPod maker has done

China Internet Trends at AdTech Beijing

Oct 15, 2007

China Internet Trends at AdTech Beijing

For the next couple days I will be blogging AdTech, a conference in Beijing featuring some of China’s most prominent Internet companies and executives. Others blogging include Robert Ness at Danwei, Lonnie Hodge at The China Business Network, Paul Denlinger of China Vortex and Kaiser Kuo at China Digital Watch and Media Magazine. A number

Kaiser Kuo and Andrew Lih on China’s unique Internet trends

Oct 14, 2007

Two prominent experts on China’s digital development tell what is unique, new and different in China’s Internet. Kaiser Kuo, director of digital strategy in China for Ogilvy and a prolific writer, highlighted four trends unique to China: TREND: Hyper-speed peer-to-peer networks COMPANY: www.blin.cn High speed P2P has arisen in part due to China’s lax regulatory

Reporting Dalian, Open Source-style

Aug 15, 2007

I will experiment with a new style of Open Source reporting while attending the World Economic Forum’s Dalian meeting in September. (China’s People’s Daily newspaper refers to the meeting as a “Summer Davos”.) After more than a decade as a reporter for the International Herald Tribune/New York Times, I resigned last month to start a

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