Roland Soong from ESWN sums up a trend that I’ve also observed over the past few years:
Over the past few months, I have been seen so many major breaking stories turn out to be rumor-fueled. The small number of stories that I have written about were largely about rumors. So I have two reactions on this debate.
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Interlocals.net “is a platform for facilitating cross-border dialogue on critical issues
related to culture, gender, environment, social justice, peace,
global/local politics, media movement, social movement and
What makes it special is that it does so by providing the local perspective on each issue or news item. “For example, when Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi visited the
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“The people’s heroes will never fade”
Chinese UN peacekeeper Lieutenant Colonel Du Zhaoyu was killed in Lebanon by an Israeli rocket on July 25, along with three other UN peacekeepers. China was already not supportive (to say the least) of Israel’s bombing of Lebanon and Lebanese civilians, and this death only adds fire to an…
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ESWN tells of a forum post about an alleged assault at the HK ComicCon involving the Cosplay winner’s friend and the runner-up’s boyfriend. At least two people began shooting videos just after the event conspired, and posted the results onto Youtube.
While Roland suggests this “is a demonstration of how YouTube works”, I would like to add that this event is similar to…
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Tropical Storm Bilis hit southern China over the weekend, killing over 200 people, flooding major
cities, sweeping away houses and cutting railways, power and water supplies. The BBS forums are full of first person reports and comments on the effects of the storm, as well as evaluations of offical responses. You can clearly see how the BBS is acting as a space…
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Time for me to do my homework on this. I’ve been personally less interested in Microsoft online products and services for the past several years, preferring to explore other options. But for understanding Virtual China, understanding MS is a must (as it would be for understanding virtual anywhere).
Did you know that globally, MSN Space had an estimated 100 million (100,000,000) unique visitors…
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