Ever wonder how the US compares to China when it comes to Net activities? Wonder no more. Americans like to e-mail, search for “stuff” and shop on the Net … When Chinese go online, they like to send IMs, listen to music, watch videos, read the news, visit/post on social network sites, and play games … lots of games. China is likely to surpass the U.S. to become world’s largest online game market this year > read WSJ. The Chinese also do a surprisingly high volume of blogging and forum posting.
China has taken notice of amount of time many young Netizens spend online. This has given rise to a “Net addicts” rehab industry. There are now more than 200 centers across China dedicated to “curing” Internet addiction. No shock therapy for me thank you.