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Of course they do, but I am wondering about how. This question has been top of mind for me all week after I have witnessed some pretty horrible tribe behavior in the Dutch social graph. I wont go into the details but some influential individuals actively were bullying and making fun about other people in very inappropriate ways. As I am mostly active in the international social graph I was surprised to see this, as usually the atmosphere in social media is very positive.

Being of mixed cultures myself I am very aware of the different nuances cultures have. We all share the fact we are human beings, but aside from that, we are very different in many ways.

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Actually the title should have said something like ‘a first attempt at understanding web design for Chinese markets’, but that did not sound as cool. (Thanks @AskAaronLee for inspiring this title.)

I have felt a bit like Robert Langdon, in the Dan Brown book The Da Vinci Code, for the past few months, as I have been trying to unravel the mysterious (to me) cultural codes driving Chinese web design. This because I am more and more often faced professionally with the challenge to create web experiences also for Chinese markets.

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