As announced last week I am no longer posting weekly links. I want to suggest some other ways readers can follow the latest postings in the Taiwan blogosphere. It was great to see The Daily Bubble Tea posting some links to fill the gap.
I am an author at Global Voices Online and regularly post links on the Taiwan page of that site. Global Voices seeks to “aggregate, curate, and amplify the global conversation online” and it provides a unique window into the global blogosphere. I recommend it as a way of discovering blogs from places around the world. Also if you prefer to read Chinese then check the Traditional Chinese page of Global Voices Lingua project which has regular translations of Global Voices articles.
Twitter may well turn out to be a fad, but it is truly buzzing at the moment. You can follow @davidonformosa at Twitter. I regularly post links and information about Taiwan news and events there. Don’t feel compelled to register at Twitter though. You can use it passively via the search function or by visiting an individual’s Twitter page. Try searching for taiwan filter:links at Twitter and you can find links to Taiwan related articles that people are currently reading.
Blog search is unfortunately yet to be perfected, but you can try the blog search tools of Google or Ask. They work better for specialist topics rather than general keywords like Taiwan. Searching for topics like “Danshui” or “Taiwan night market” may get some interesting results.
The Taiwanderful blog directory allows you to browse Taiwan blogs by topic or location. I also have my shared items from Google Reader which I update regularly. RSS readers are a great way of tracking content from multiple sites. Google Reader is very easy to set up and use. I don’t have experience with other feed readers but I am sure they work well too.
For details about upcoming events check the Taiwanderful events calendar. Gig Guide is a great site for information about live music in Taipei. The Friday editions of the Taiwan’s English-language newspapers also have lots of information about arts, culture and entertainment.