Counting the hawks
The debate over Facebook coming to China continues, and one excellent post written by Brian Glucroft over at Isador’s Fugue is notable in that it makes a passionate and people-based case in favor of the company’s possible foray into the PRC.
Brian’s post is worth reading because he touches on real people in China who actually need the connectivity of Facebook to put them in touch with the outside world. While his evidence is anecdotal rather than systematic, his primary point is that the local social networks, for all of the hype, do not meet the needs of all of China’s netizens, and that there is a market for Facebook here.
I will not take from Brian’s excellent post by rebutting it. Please take a look.