Watch this video clip of the poor receptionist girl working at Google China getting harrassed by a guy, Zola Zhou, (once) billed as “China’s first citizen reporter”. Zola first gained widespread attention for his blog reports on the Chongqing nailhouse. Hungry for more success, he also went to Xiamen to report on demonstrations against Haicang PX. Hell, he even got interviewed by NBC.
In his latest reincarnation, Zola pays Google China a visit to complain about click fraud on the Adsense programme and to ask for his money back. The way he did it though has gotten him lambasted by Chinese netizens who say he’s “crazy about fame” and “worse than Furong Jiejie” (read comments to the video here in Chinese).
In a lengthy post entitled Nobody said media-whoring would be easy, Imagethief, who happens to be a public relations specialist, dishes out some really excellent advice to all would-be
media whores citizen reporters like Zola, and even threw in some bonus advice for Google China.
In the meanwhile, Zola’s blog, Zuola.com appears to have been GFW-ed, and so is his Picasa album (which, the last time we checked, consisted mostly of pictures of himself at “troubled spots”). He says on his new blog, Alouz.com:
This is Zola Zhou’s mirror website in China. My official blog has been GFW-ed, and it still doesn’t work even after I’ve pointed it at another IP! I’m fuming mad! If you’ve got the guts, come beat me, kill me, or take me to court. I’m establishing a mirror website in China and my number is 13467668333. If there’s anything you’d like to see taken off just call me. If there’s anything untrue in my posts, just sue me for libel. Don’t punish me like Google did. F*ck! Nobody hates those who hide behind unseen powers and organisations more than me! F*ck! F*ck! F*ck!