The challenge of blogshops and online retail in Singapore

JoelCulture, Online RetailLeave a Comment

I have been reading up on the growth of Alibaba in China and the prevalence of M-banking and payments in Indonesia and Africa. All the growth in these regions is fueled from a common starting point, A lack of infrastructure. The countries are huge, corruption rampant, banks undependable, and competition rife. They do however, have entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs find ways … Read More

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Social Media and the Language of culture

JoelCulture, Social Media1 Comment

I have long said that the social Media landscape  will eventually diverge.The East West divide will reassert itself and  in doing so, create a new ‘normal’. One of the reasons is that of language. Most western languages are phonetic, and meaning is derived from sounds and how they relate. Mandarin however, and most older languages and their derivatives are pictographic … Read More

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