Today is the 5th anniversary of chinaSMACK! With this post, we have published a total of 1843 posts, or an average of 368.6 posts per year, with an average of over 110 comments per post. We have probably translated over a million Chinese characters, at least 10,000 Chinese netizen comments, and it has been a crazy adventure!
Over the past year, the top 10 countries where chinaSMACK readers have come from were the United States, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, India, Malaysia, Germany, and Indonesia, but chinaSMACK has been seen by someone in nearly every country on Earth!
Thank you to our regular contributors, especially Peter, Rensi, and Li who have been finding and translating weekly and monthly for over a year. Thank you to Stuart, who is no longer a regular contributor but tried his best to show what is popular with netizens in Taiwan. Thank you to our promising new contributors such as Cecilia and Pan, but also Bing.
Thank you to our ku bi moderators, the old and the new. The job you do is often more difficult than everything else, because it is about people and not words or bytes.
Thank you to Internap for providing us with great website hosting.
Thank you to Thomas, our also ku bi system administrator, for doing his best to keep our website online, and fixing it when something is broken.
Of course, we must thank all of our readers and fans! Thank you for understanding chinaSMACK, understanding us, and understanding what we do. Thank you for your support, your nice comments and emails, your praise and your encouragements, for crediting and linking to our work, and sharing us with other people.
I thank you. You have spread one Shanghainese girl’s internet addiction internationally, and for five years! You have helped change one Shanghainese netizen translating KDS and Liba internet posts into a group of passionate Chinese and foreign netizens translating Chinese news articles, funny pictures, crazy videos, and silly microblogs…because this is a part of China and this is part of who we are.
Although we cannot show you everything, we are so flattered that you come to look, that you are interested in what we can share with you, and that you appreciate our efforts! Without you, there is no us!
chinaSMACK Fans in China: Get a FREE chinaSMACK T-Shirt!
Long-time readers may recognize these limited-edition, piqué-weave, high-quality cotton t-shirts from a t-shirt design contest we held for our ONE-year anniversary FOUR years ago (and are just slightly less rare than our Project Zero t-shirt)!
This is “first-come first-serve” but before you enter, you must meet the following requirements:
- Photo should be a minimum of 600×400 pixels large, JPG format.
- You and the chinaSMACK website should be visible in the photo.
- You must be currently residing in China with a mainland China shipping address and contact number for delivery.
- You will be responsible for the cost of shipping, which you will pay the delivery man upon receipt of the t-shirt. For example, the cost for delivering a t-shirt to a Shanghai address is 12 RMB (<2 USD). A Beijing address is 24 RMB (<4 USD). You will receive your shirt within a day or two for most destinations.