The development of the internet and SNSs (social networking sites) has greatly changed how the public discuss and participate political affairs. Before the invention of SNSs, people received political information through the mass communication channels, where politicians influenced the public and spread their political ideologies at the same time. It... More
The Case of Tumblr As of December 17th, the popular social networking site, Tumblr, will ban adult content. This very factor was once a driving factor to why so many gravitated to the site. Two arguments came to light during this announcement (1) that Tumblr was cracking down on pornographic content... More
Under the mobile and social media environment, what exact variables are changing the politic sphere?
Everything has been changed hugely by mobile and social media, so do the politic sphere. The newer media system consisting of mobile phones（e.g. anytime anywhere access to information and messaging）and social media (e.g. online linkages through networks of individuals and groups) is interacted with the older media systems complicatedly both... More
As social media has become an important role in our daily life, numbers of traditional industries have been affected and have been brought to a new stage. “Since the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have become critical battlegrounds for political parties, interest groups, and... More
Weibo is microblogging sites in China, which have similar functions align to Twitter. As what was summarized in the study about the roles of mobile and social participation which was generated by Chan, Chen, and Lee in 2017, Weibo is one of the most popular social media platforms contains more... More