Apparently internet video  is huge and growing  in China these days. Yes, people want to see video . Interested in citizen reporting that's relevant but perhaps apolitical? How about the weather ?
Back to 56.com, now the top Chinese video sharing website . Like Flickr , the space it provides for reader involvement  is often used—abused? —for larger discussions . Looking at 56.com's current events channel , the fifth post from the top  contains video, photos and personal accounts uploaded by users. Is it blogger coverage of the massive destruction  seen all over southern China —where, from Guangzhou , 56.com is based—earlier this month? No, these videos, photos and accounts, although posted this past week, all date back to last summer when Saomai , the strongest typhoon to pass through China since the Communist Party seized control  [zh], ripped through the country's coastal east and south.
So where to find live disaster blogging  from this past month's catastrophe ? This blogger has looked but still doesn't know. Is Chinese media coverage sufficient ? Project Diaster's video blog  seems to only bring us training videos and clips from old TV shows. So what's the problem ?