The Web2.0 is not that attractive to everybody, at least that was what I felt about the China web. Here are the highlights when I was there one month ago.

After a busy schedule in Beijing and Shanghai, I went to Chengdu which is regarded as the most important developing city in south-west China. I knew there wont be easy to find a web2.0 company there, but I still felt lucky because I was introduced to a so-called the biggest web2.0 startup there. I was hoping they can be a nice guide to the local market. However, after 1 hour conversation with its CEO and another friend there, I changed my mind. It was a very interesting conversation really, and it is actually a lesson for me. Usually, the RSS will be the starting point where I can discuss the potential partnership with other companies. 10 minutes after the conversation started, I realized that talking about RSS did not make sense there. The conclusion I got from them:

1. There is no web2.0 left in the south-west China web. According to my friends’ words, there are some web2.0 startups back in 2006, but most of them were dead;

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Gang Lu

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.