A close-up look at Chinese social media platforms
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:44:21 +0000
Chinese social media is remarkable because despite extensive media coverage and academic research, these platforms remain something of an enigma to many non-Chinese people. While internet censorship within China prevents Chinese users from accessing non-Chinese social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, by contrast the extensive use of Chinese language on Chinese social media is perhaps the […]Read more...
Global Social Media Impact Study
A research project dedicated to understanding the implications of social media for humankind. Read more
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The Global Social Media Impact Study based at the UCL Department of Anthropology is dedicated to understanding the implications of social networking sites for global humankind and society, and explaining their significance for the future of the social sciences.
Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science