by Frank Zeller
September 5, 2007
HANOI (AFP) – Pop stars are doing it, so are millions of teenagers and even Communist Party politicians — blogging has takenby storm and spawned an alternative communications universe to dusty state media.
In an online phenomenon that has exploded in a little over a year in this youthful and booming nation, millions of net surfers now reveal all as they share daily gossip and thoughts on their fast-changing society.
Vietnam may be a one-party state that censors its official media and the Internet, but this hasn’t stopped millions of yong people embracing a world of carefree online chatting their parents could only have dreamed off.
We first reported on this in a related story on August 20, 2007:
New Arrival From Vietnam Talks About Communism; Including China