By Willis Wee, Penn-Olson
Blogging is a common way to share things online. But unfortunately for him, Lin Chenglong is one blogger who shared a little too much. Instead of blogging about travel experiences, food, or technology, Lin Chenglong prefers to blog about his experience at "barber shops" — the shady ones, if you know what I mean.
In China, small-scale brothels are often disguised as barber shops. Lin started visiting these barber shops at age 17 and eventually got addicted. In March 2009, he started a personal blog to share his experiences at these barber shops. By November 2010, Lin's blog, which is filled with photos and written content about his adventures, had attracted over 60,000 monthly visits. At age 21, Lin had already visited the barber shops for over 300 times.
Ironically, his sudden burst of fame also caused his demise. Lin's content caught the attention of the authorities and he was subsequently sentenced to a year of imprisonment. As he faced his punishment,Read More »from Chinese red-light blogger caught red-handed