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Internet Censorship: Chinese Netizens Jailed for Wedding Video

Chinese authorities move quickly to discourage ‘negative’ postings online. Two men who posted a video of columns of police they said were a guard of honor at a wedding party in the central province of Hunan have been sentenced to

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Microsoft Abandons Integrity & Bends Over for Chinese Censorship

Microsoft has once again proven that the only thing that matters to them is the bottom-line profit. Forget integrity and morality. Forget standing up for what is right. Microsoft’s upcoming deal with Chinese search provider Baidu makes them an accomplice

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Posted in Human Rights

Looking at Chinese Social Media (Part 3 of 3)

For part one and two of this three-part series on Chinese social media, visit here and here. What Next? Taking Advantage of Weibo Just how do you tap into this interface? Like Twitter, it takes a little while to get

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Looking at Chinese Social Media: Censorship and Speaking Mandarin (Part 2 of 3)

For part 1 of this three-part series on Chinese social media, click here. Time to Log On? Is it time for the Western art world to join Chinese social media? That depends on your goals. “I don’t see any reason

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Time for the Western Art World to Join Chinese Social Media? (Part 1 of 3)

Cruising In: Weibo’s Ashton Moment A few months ago, Tom Cruise made waves in both Chinese and Western media by announcing that he had joined Sina Weibo, the popular Chinese microblogging tool used by Chinese and, now, Western celebrities. “We’re

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Marchers Protest New Turkish Web Filtering Rules

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Feb 1, 1884: Oxford Dictionary Debuts

Original notes from 1st edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, 1884. On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published.

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