China will build its first Internet museum to chronicle the development of the net in the increasingly wired country, China's Internet network watchdog said Friday.
The museum will show the history and fruits of China's Internet development, with some of the exhibition open to the public in early April, according to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), one of the major organizers.
Multiple digital technologies will be used to color the show and social networking platforms to interact with netizens, with the introduction of a mobile app to enable a virtual trip within the museum, said Li Xiaodong, executive director of CNNIC.
In addition to a panoramic display, offline activities will be organized to enhance interaction, Li said.
China now has over 600 million netizens with mobile Internet users expanding to 500 million. E-commerce and gaming are booming as informatization becomes key to updating the economy.