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July 19, 2007

Most Widely Read Blog in the World Is Not in English

Image Source: http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20070719&t=2&i=1151938&w=350

That's right naysayers,

Al Gore may have invented the internet in English but, apparently, the most widely read blog in the world, according to a Reuter's news story today, (see link below) belongs to Xu Jinglei available on the www.sina.com.cn service. And, it's in Chinese.

I feel so left out of the loop. Has anyone found out if the page can be translated with a click? . . .

Article Source: Chinese actress 'most widely read blogger in world'

Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:14AM EDT

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese actress-turned-director Xu Jinglei became the world's most widely read blogger this month when her blog logged 100 million page views within about 600 days, the Beijing News said on Thursday.

And Xu, who has a reputation for a high intellect and integrity, has done it without writing about sex or providing a catalogue of kiss-and-tell stories -- but focusing on her work and day-to-day life.

The 100 millionth hit occurred on July 12, according to www.sina.com.cn, a popular Chinese Web site which provides blog services to many Chinese entertainers, including Xu who started hers in October 2005 and published a book of her blogged articles in March 2006.

The 33-year-old blogger has invited 20 fans, selected from online submissions, to her party to celebrate her latest success.

Xu won international acclaim when she won the best director award for "Letter From An Unknown Woman" at the 2004 San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.

Leading blog search engine Technorati has said Xu's blog recorded last year the most incoming links of any on the Internet, according to the online edition of the China Daily.

Huang Ke, an analyst with Sina, told Reuters Xu's Web site has had 2 million more hits since July 12 breakthrough.

Writer Han Han, ranked second by Sina, will soon exceed the 100 million mark too, the analyst added.

Read Full Story HERE

Posted by lhobbs at July 19, 2007 02:12 PM

Readers' Comments:

English Translation. she talks about seasons and her thoughts and rambles.



Posted by: Landry at July 20, 2007 10:12 AM

Thanks Landry for that link to Sino-Angle's translation site.

Great project, by the way - Keep up the interesting work!


Posted by: Lee Hobbs at July 20, 2007 10:30 AM

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