Hacking Chinese Resources

13 Jun 2014

Olle at Hacking Chinese has just announced Hacking Chinese Resources, a new voting-style collection of useful tools for studying Chinese. Check it out.

The danger in a project like this is that it will be overrun by marketing agents with their own agendas, and that the content which rises to the top doesn’t actually represent the best of what’s out there. Olle looks like he’s making efforts to deal with that issue, so here’s hoping Hacking Chinese Resources does well.

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John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing! I would like to add that the extensive use of tags is the main advantage of Hacking Chinese Resources. I think there are plenty of link sites, but I’ve found none that is navigable and where it’s easy to find resources matching my proficiency level, what kind of resource I want and so on. I hope to provide such a service.

    If I succeed or not is another matter, of course! I’m aware of the problems with spam and insincere voting, but I hope that can be avoided by the invite-only system and the fact that it’s possible (and quite easy) to see who invited whom and their activity on the site. In other words, people who invite fifty friends to vote for their stuff are going to be relatively easy to spot.

    We’ll see how it goes, but I’m optimistic!

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