The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)



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Monday, February 25, 2013

China's 'grassroots' consumers changing online business

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-02-25

A screenshot of Momo, a social networking app. (Internet photo)

Businesses in China may be overlooking a flourishing "grassroots" market of 500-600 million online consumers. With a modest monthly income of 2,000-3,000 yuan (US$320-$480) and located mostly in rural areas, these consumers nonetheless dispose of 40% of their income on internet shopping, entertainment, and friend-making, according to the Beijing-based Economic Observer.

As a result, Zhang Xiaowei, founder of retail website mmb.cn, embraces a business model aimed not at crowded urban markets but at China's villages.

In the same vein, yy.com, an multimedia website for finding friends, targets netizens in the countryside and migrant workers in cities, rather than white-collar workers. Different from QQ and other instant messaging websites, yy.com can help clients through voice and video chat and provides various channels, including entertainment, gaming, and education.

The music division of yy.com, for instance, recruits signers to perform to boost attendees, who pay in pre-purchased virtual money before the show. Profit is split 8:2 between the site and performer.

Originally a provider of gaming and audio software, yy.com has transformed into a platform for entertainment and education. Some performing artists have found their way into the national spotlight through the platform.

Karaoke, another common pastime in China, is at the core of 9158.com, which provides live video karaoke and boasts a large number of grassroots stars and idols. Clients can visit the video-channel "chat room" to sing karaoke, listen to songs, play games, and strike up conversation. A host for a virtual room could potentially gather tens or hundreds of thousands of fans, who spend several cents or dollars to buy them virtual gifts, such as virtual flowers, which generate real income.

The Economic Observer noted that 9158.com satisfies the entertainment needs of numerous netizens in the countryside and migrant workers in cities during their leisure time after long, arduous work. Often restricted to factory dormitories, employees can connect to a wider social circle through these platforms.

The karaoke site and several subsidiary websites host over 20,000 video chat rooms with a total of 100-200 million registered clients and 20-30 million active clients. At any one time, servers are capable of holding 700,000 clients online. It racks up monthly revenue of 70 million yuan (US$11.2 million), which translates into a 70% market share.

In the new wave of mobile shopping, immomo.com is the first platform dedicated to mobile e-commerce in China, offering shopping to mainly farmers, migrant workers, and residents of third- or fourth-tier cities. Zhang Xiaowei, founder of the site, claims that, "our aim is to serve the grassroots masses, as an e-commerce revolution is taking place in rural areas in China." At present, the e-commerce site has become China's largest mobile business-to-consumer website, boasting annual sales of 500 million yuan (US$80 million).

In Dec. 2012, immomo.com joined hands with Tencent to invest 400 million yuan (US$64 million) for remaking the website into an operational, logistics, procurement and R&D center for mobile e-commerce in China.

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