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Just hours after the International Court of Arbitration ruled that China had been stealing islands in the South China Sea, the Chinese Communist Party Youth League shared this (now viral) video of young Chinese patriots saying "South Sea arbitration, who cares?" The video is blowing up in China, but it's clearly intended for more than the domestic audience, given that nearly all the words spoken in it are in English.
Viral Chinese video: "Who cares?"
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+Robbie Robertson How is that the US fault ? The International Court has ruled in the other countries favor and China refuses to follow its ruling .. Where is the US involved?
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A new paper written by professors at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSD finally provides a detailed description of China’s notorious "50-Cent Army" -- paid pro-government trolls who are paid by the CCP to regurgitate anti-Western, pro-Party propaganda and cheerleading into China's social mediasphere. It confirms the existence of a “massive secret operation” in China pumping out an estimated 488 million fabricated social media posts per year, part of an effort to “regularly distract the public and change the subject” from any policy-related issues that threaten to anger citizens enough to turn them out onto the streets.
New research exposes a “massive secretive operation” to fill China’s internet with propaganda.
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Is VR at last becoming more than a novelty trick? As part of its suite of so-called reunification projects, Hyundai Motor Company recently used VR to recreate an 88-year-old North Korean man’s hometown. The virtual car ride took him across the heavily-guarded border into North Korea, through a virtual recreation of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, and ending with a return to his hometown -- a village that no longer exists. 
A virtual simulation project by Hyundai Motors allowed a North Korean refugee to visit his hometown for the first time since 1947.
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As part of its Lunar New Year Coverage, Vietnam's VTV outfitted a solider based on the disputed Hoang Sa Islands in the South China Sea with a Samsung Gear virtual reality headset. The poignant short clip (at 1:07:00) shows the soldier experiencing an immersive few minutes in his family home on the mainland during Tet celebrations. We're seeing the dawn of a whole new era -- even for developing nations. http://bit.ly/20Ywycd
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India's Internet users have finally managed to kill what they viewed as predatory behavior from Facebook and powerful corporate interests there. After months of intense public debate over how to extend the Internet to India’s poorest citizens, Indian regulators have banned free mobile data programs like Facebook's "Free Basics" that favor some Internet services over others. A huge kick in the nuts for Big Blue. Was this the right decision?
India has banned free mobile programs that allow Internet access to only certain services, a strategy employed by Facebook with its Free Basics project that was called antithetical to net neutrality.
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This Lunar New Year, more and more young Chinese people are pushing back against the traditionalist pressures they're certain to encounter from friends and family when returning home for Asia's largest annual holiday. One group has purchased a controversial ad at a busy Beijing metro station asking parents of single children to "back off." 
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Chinese copies of car-hailing service Uber have exploded in recent years, infuriating traditional taxi companies, which have long enjoyed a near-monopoly. Over the past year Chinese taxi drivers have launched more than 200 protests in cities across the country, complaining that their livelihoods are being threatened. Yet the apps are technically illegal: using a private car to offer paid rides remains a crime in China. This has created a huge headache for the central government.
Shanghai arrested 1,100 people for civil disobedience in March. What were they doing? Driving for Uber and other ride-hailing apps — and challenging China’s tightly regulated taxi sector.
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A social media war has broken out in Malaysia, between supporters of embattled leader Najib Razak and those demanding his resignation. The hashtag #RespectMyPM began to trend on Twitter on Sunday. It has now shot to the top of Malaysia's Twitter chart.
A social media war has broken out in Malaysia, between supporters of embattled leader Najib Razak and those demanding his resignation.
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Yesterday, the Indonesian government blocked Tumblr and 477 other sites in an effort to clamp down on porn available online. Just a day later, it says it's decided to unblock the microblogging platform for users in the country -- provided Tumblr self-censors its adult-oriented content, and that officials will continually 'monitor' the site to ensure that it meets their standards.
The Indonesian government has decided to unblock Tumblr, reports DetikINET.
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In conservative India, public displays of affection are the stuff of scandal, and traditionalist vigilantes roam urban streets policing against kissing and even hand-holding. Yet scores of e-commerce sites are trying to horn in on the romantic impulses of India's horny youth -- given that over 65 percent of India’s 930 million people is under the age of 35. Is the Internet driving changes in romance there?
Public display of affection in India is frowned upon but e-commerce startups are leaving no stone unturned to sell you that sexy lingerie this V-Day.
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In China, the tradition of giving cash-filled red envelopes of "lucky money" has evolved in the smartphone age, with millions now using WeChat – as well as Alibaba’s mobile wallet app Alipay – to gift small sums of cash to their friends and family on the Lunar New Year. Over this year's holiday, a staggering 420 million people sent each other lucky money via the app. Were you one of them? 
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For the past year and a half, millions of people in China have been having full-fledged, intimate conversations with an artificial intelligence chatbot programmed to behave like a 17-year-old girl. Will the A.I. revolution begin in China?
Microsoft's chat A.I. in China is basically 'Her.'
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I’m an ethnographic researcher, an educator, and a communications professional. I study & write about Asian digital cultures and trends. Founder of the Asia Digital Life Project. Melbourne - Saigon

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User-Centered Design for Asian Markets | Digital Strategies in Asia/Pac | Digital Ethnographic Research | Asian New Media Cultures & Practices | Media Production
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  • The Asia Digital Life Project
    Founder, Editorial Director, 2014 - present
    Founder, producer, and chief editor for AsiaDigitalLife.com, a cross-platform, multimedia resource dedicated to examining the many changes new Internet and digital technologies are bringing about for citizens and societies in Asia. I produce daily content for a dedicated website/blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, and an audio podcast at Soundcloud.com.
  • RMIT University
    Lecturer, 2014 - present
    Within RMIT's Professional Communications program, I've developed and delivered several practice-based courses examining new and emergent digital media cultures in Asia, with a particular focus on the social and behavioral impact of the Internet and related technologies on Asian contexts and subcultures.
  • RMIT Vietnam
    University Lecturer, 2008 - 2014
    Winner of RMIT's Vietnam’s 2012 Award for Excellence in Teaching | Developed and delivered six Professional Communications courses for RMIT’s Centre of Communication & Design, including Asian Cybercultures, Theories of Communication & Persuasion, Media & Social Relations, Public Relations Writing for the Media, Negotiating Transnational Agreements, and Visual Language
  • Vietnam Vespa Adventures
    Communications and Social Media Manager, 2007 - 2011
    Co-founder of boutique tour provider Vietnam Vespa Adventures, providing tours of Saigon and coastal Vietnam on vintage Vespa scooters.
  • Charleston City Paper
    Managing Editor, 2002 - 2007
    Oversaw and directed editorial content for the award-winning weekly alternative newspaper the Charleston City Paper in Charleston, SC
  • Digital:Convergence
    Deployment & Marketing Manager, 2000 - 2001
    Managed the national, regional and local deployment of proprietary technology for a multimillion-dollar media print-to-web tech company with the directors of some of the U.S.’s largest publications, including Forbes, Wired, Parade, Family Circle, Parents, Rosie, YM, and Gear.
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9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes
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Creativity is developed; it's not a birthright.

Vietnamese Hipsters Reveal The Power of Internet and Globalization
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With such an eagerness to embrace American style, trends and culture, I hope Vietnam's youth remember that they have just as much to offer a

‘Am I Pretty?’ Videos Posed to the Internet, Raise Questions
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The easy scientific method to make foolproof eggs Benedict
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Netizens have been talking about the film "Apartment 69," which is rated by its own producer as 18 +. The first 20-minute episode was releas

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