Baidu Forum: Forum at Baidu, largest online Chinese community.
ForeignerCN Forum: Forum for foreigners in China.
Ipart: popular social networking site.
Jiayuan: popular social networking site.
Juyou: China’s answer to Myspace.
Mop Forum: Forum at Mop.
Renren: One of the biggest social networking sites in China.
Sina Forum: Forum at Sina.
Sohu Forum: Forum at Sohu.
Weibo: China’s answer to Twitter.
2chan: Massive Japanese BBS that spawned the idea for an American version 4chan.
MixiJP: The biggest social networking site in Japan.
Cyworld: South Korea’s social networking service. Members cultivate relationships with each other through their “minihompy”, which encompasses a photo gallery, video, message board, guestbook, friend list, and personal bulletin board. Users can also have avatars and “mini-rooms”, small, decorate-able, apartment-like spaces in an isometric projection, all of which makes for a Sims-like experience.
CG Textures: One of the best sources for free textures on the web, updated regularly; another indispensable service.
Culture Japan (Danny Choo): Great blog which has a unique style. All his pictures are high-quality, and the blog mainly details his otaku interests.
AR1AS: A style blog with a focus on edgy art, hot fashion, gorgeous Asian models, sexy videos, bangin’ music and everything in between.
Dailylenglui: A blog site aimed at promoting beautiful Asian women to its viewers around the world.
Moko: Major Chinese website for fashion portfolios; a large collection of photo sets and info of models, photographers, makeup artists, etc.
Scanlover: A forum focusing on Asian idol appreciation.
5566: A big collection of many Chinese news websites.
Sina News: News section of Sina.
Tencent News: News section of Tencent QQ.
Baidu: A Chinese language search engine, among the many services it offers; more useful than Google for searching through the Chinese net.
Google Translate: An invaluable translation tool (Google Chrome has it inbuilt; other browsers can download plug-ins). Even if it is not perfect it can be a massive help for navigation and gleaming a minor understanding of things.