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Kiss and tell: China's new whistleblowers

I do not think that I had even heard the word ‘whistleblower,’ till couple of years ago. In those days, to reveal some secrets, was not something that was considered as honourable and decent. 775 more words

Current Affairs

Wei bo-ers become charitable

Researchers in 2012 reported that half of Chinese consumers (49%, +7points vs 2008) wanted to do something charitable in their spare time. This is aligned with the rise of “microblog charities” in China, which allows people to donate to small, specific charitable cases on Weibo (Chinese Twitter). 67 more words

Lead The Change

Keeping up with Social Media - The New Apps

Social Media trends come, and sometimes go, so fast that I don’t even understand how they got there in the first place. One day I’m happily getting to grips with the fact Instagrams kind of over seeing as everyone seemed to unanimously decide that filter photos of burgers suck and selfies are the worst thing on the planet (very guilty of the latter), and the next I’m being asked if I have Keek/SnapChat/Vine. 767 more words

The medium is the message: How McLuhan's theory remains relevant to the citizen journalist

  •  By Courtney Fowler , Student Columnist

“The medium is the message”. This term coined by communications theorist Marshal McLuhan almost half a century ago has never seemed more relevant than today. 1,456 more words

Opinion Articles

Numbers conspire to mark Tiananmen massacre — and outwit China's censors

Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe.  Today: There’s never a dull moment for Chinese censors, always standing on guard to protect citizens from the wrong information. 766 more words

Full Comment

Nowadays birds aren't the only ones going tweet tweet.. Here are 5 easy ways to use a tweet to get ahead!

What is a “Tweet” you might ask? I didn’t know what it was either, until five days ago when I decided to see what all the fuss was about and I signed up for a Twitter account. 648 more words

Social Media