Tag: WeChat

Talking to the BBC about social media in China

Tom McDonald , March 14th, 2017


Earlier this month, I was very fortunate to be interviewed by the BBC on my research onto the use of technology in China. The article that was published…


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From Facebook to ‘fakebook’ – who controls the information on social media?

Xin Yuan Wang , November 24th, 2016


A young Chinese factory worker reading on his smartphone. Mark Zuckerberg finally said that Facebook plans to have a more effective control of misinformation, which is a sharp reversal…


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Selfies | 自拍

Gabriele , February 16th, 2016


In “Dim Stockings”, a short chapter included in his The Coming Community, Giorgio Agamben takes a cue from the prosaics of a stockings advertisement to discuss the commodification…


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A close-up look at Chinese social media platforms

Tom McDonald , February 11th, 2016


Tom McDonald and Xinyuan Wang introduce China’s social media platforms Chinese social media is remarkable because despite extensive media coverage and academic research, these platforms remain s…


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What’s our conclusion? Introducing ‘scalable sociality’

Daniel Miller , June 16th, 2015


Scalable Sociality Right now we are finishing the last of our eleven volumes from this project, a book which will be called How the World Changed Social Media….


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Is Weibo on the way out? For some in China, it was never in.

Tom McDonald , May 11th, 2015


Weibo: share your thoughts with the world (assuming, of course, you actually want to). Photo: bfishadow (CC BY 2.0) I read with interest Celia Hatton’s BBC News article published…


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