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Patrick Sharbaugh
Worked at RMIT Vietnam
Attended Clemson University
Lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Great insight here into the indiosyncracies of Japanese online culture.
It's already a powerhouse in messaging, entertainment, and merchandise, with payments and more on the way. Next stop: America.
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Here's one leg of our upcoming South American honeymoon someday soon...
On a journey through the diverse South American country, taking in the coast, the mountains and a town with colonial charm.
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[#India] Last week India had its own Snowden moment, when a report filed under the nation's Right to Information Act revealed widespread government surveillance of personal, private internet communications between citizens. Yet the response from media and citizens has been muted, to say the least. An article from The Hindu on 4 September has recieved a totalof two comments, both dismissive of the revelations. Why?  http://fortune.com/2014/09/10/apples-hottest-market-in-the-world-communist-vietnam/
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Great interactive feature on Mexican food from a restauranteur doing research in Mexico. Mmmm, tacos.
René Redzepi ignited an international culinary revolution with Noma, his restaurant focused on wildly innovative Nordic cuisine. Now, believing that Mexican food is the next big thing, the Scandinavian wunderkind eats his way across the country to deconstruct its secrets.
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[#India] A well-known film actress in India has been arrested in Hyderabad for prostitution - but social media users there have flooded the Internet with sympathy for her and accusations of hypocrisy, as police have refrained from going after any of her male clients. The incident is causing a heated debate about problems with  Indian society and the film industry's treatment of women. google.com/+Asiadigitallife
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[#SouthKorea] Last week, every Facebook game stopped working in South Korea. And they’re not coming back until the country’s government can apply its rating system. It's part of a wider effort to exert control over social-casino games, but the country is also taking the opportunity to ensure everything on Facebook complies with its regulations. 
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I love the Edge Foundation, which publishes an online magazine an online magazine exploring scientific and intellectual ideas. Each year, Edge asks a single question of its members -- scientists, artists, philosophers, technologists and entrepreneurs who are at the center of today's intellectual, technological, and scientific landscape. (Previous questions include, "What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?" and "How is the internet changing the way you think?") This year's question, on the dawning reality of artificial inteligence, yielded 182 responses and 126,000 words. Time to settle into a compfy chair with the tablet and a strong cup of tea.
To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves. Sun, Jan 18, 2015. HOME · CONVERSATIONS · VIDEOS · ANNUAL QUESTION · EVENTS · NEWS · LIBRARY ...
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[#China] An online smear campaign against one of China’s most celebrated young authors has fuelled suspicions that Beijing is opening a new front in its propaganda war, this time on Twitter. Chinese propaganda chiefs appear to now be more actively experimenting with ways of manipulating the debate on the American social media network, well outsides the confines of China's heavily censored social web.
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Online smear campaign against outspoken Chinese author highlights Beijing’s growing attempts to influence discussion on Twitter
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[#Vietnam] Why has developing Vietnam has gone gaga over Apple? Vietnam’s primarily young and technophilic population is extremely status conscious, and don’t mind spending as much as two months’ salary on an iPhone—perceived to be the No. 1 brand in mobility—because it’s a highly visible luxury item considered within reach. google.com/+Asiadigitallife
The classic retail channel is key to the company's success in the emerging Asian market.
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[‪#‎WeeklyRoundup‬] One of these days, I expect I'll start getting last week's Week in Review out sooner than Tuesday afternoon. Until that day comes, however, here it is: all you need to know about what happened in digital culture last week from China, to India to Indonesia and everywhere in between. Now with extra Babymetal.  google.com/+Asiadigitallife
Last week, Asian digital culture was dominated in large part by Hong Kong netizens’ reactions to Beijing’s announcement that it will renege on promises for full universal suffrage for Hong Kong vot...
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A marketing blog today offers up a revealing insight into Chinese netizens differ in at least one big way from their Western counterparts: even today, online shoppers expect instant and always-on access to sellers via the instant messenger tool QQ. "This is because they are more trusting if a brand/seller is able to communicate with them." google.com/+Asiadigitallife
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[#Indonesia] Last week, an Indonesian student made a disparaging remark about the city of Yogyakarta on the social media platform Path - and was quickly arrested for "defaming" the city. Although she was released, the incident has prompted an outpouring of navel-gazing and introspection on the part of national media regarding what it says about Indonesian internet culture.
The recent case of a young woman’s bitter outburst via social media against the city of Yogyakarta has brought to the surface questions regarding Indonesians’ tendency to turn vitriolic at the drop of a hat and the best ways to deal with increasingly common Internet conflicts.
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Digital Content Creator, Journalist, Academic, Professional Communicator
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  • RMIT Vietnam
    University Lecturer, 2008 - 2014
  • Vietnam Vespa Adventures
    Communications and Social Media Manager, 2007 - 2011
  • Charleston City Paper
    Managing Editor, 2002 - 2007
  • Digital:Convergence
    Deployment & Marketing Manager, 2000 - 2001
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - Kyoto, Japan - Dallas, Texas - New York, New York - Barrow, Alaska
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Charleston, SC native, now full-time Vietnam resident.
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Left the U.S. in 2007 for Asia, haven't looked back. Teach Cybercultures and Media Theories at RMIT Uni in Saigon. Keep tabs on Asian Internet culture & privacy on my blog.
Education
  • Clemson University
    Biological Sciences, 1985 - 1989
  • University of South Carolina
    Journalism & Mass Communication, 1991 - 1992
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Good Food - The Age Good Food Under $30 award winners 2014
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To Age Well, Walk
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One Messaging App, Internet Optional. And Hold The Censorship, Please.
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Asia Digital Life Project
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Tracking how new online & digital technologies are changing Asian citizens and societies

The Hard Truth About How the Facebook News Feed Works Now
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Indonesian Crew Fear For Safety After Controversial Film
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Indonesian netizen reactions to the controversial "The Act of Killing" documentary whose native director and crew chose to remain anonymous