Social Media


The Double-Edged Sword of Social Media in the Philippines

Noahlyn Maranan

The rise of social media in the Philippines is providing people with new sites of contestation. This is both good and bad news for democracy, writes Noahlyn Maranan.


Mourning by Rote: The Dynamics of Weibo Commemoration

Han Le

As news spreads rapidly across the microblog network, Internet users are engaging with tragedies in ever more formulaic and predictable ways.


Anti-Cyberbullying Social Media Platform Takes Off in Asia

Olivia Yang

A new Finnish social media platform aimed at tackling cyberbullying is seeing fast uptake from the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.


How Weibo Shapes What We Remember And Forget

Han Le

The Chinese social media site is changing the ways its users remember the past and process the present.


How New Media Contribute to Citizen Journalism in China

Jessie Yang

It’s a constant tug of war, but social media provide a tool for society to bypass state censors and shed light on important social issues.


U.N. Backs Singaporean Blogger as More Jail Time Looms

Edward White

The United Nations has slammed the Singaporean government as a 17-year-old blogger faces more time behind bars for 'wounding' religious feelings.

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