Interesting how the BBC has found a list of ‘Enemies of the Internet‘, countries which in some way or another discourage open opinion and free speech using the internet. I’m not disqualifying this list, but in particular there’s one huge, if not massive opportunity available by sheer weight.
China, already has more internet users than all of North America combined, by sheer volume of voice they could easily become the dominant voice on the web. Sifry’s state of the blogosphere showed that only 10% of voices are Chinese, I expect this to increase overtime and overtake English and Japanese.
I predict more opportunities for using China’s massive user base will be available going forward for many web and technology companies. Web Managers should consider converting their site into Chinese versions to harness this massive audience.