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Famous cosmetics brand Lush will quit social media

On April 8, Lush announced on its official Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts that it will be quitting several social media platforms in the U.S., saying, “We are tired of fighting with algorithms, and we do not want to pay … Continue reading

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Australia has passed a law against violent content on social media

As reported in Time on last Thursday, Australian lawmakers have determined that social media platforms are accountable for spreading content. The new bill means that if social media platforms do not remove “expeditiously” any violent content, they could be fined … Continue reading

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Challenges and Opportunities Inspired by Facebook’s Shut Down on March 13th

On March 13th, Facebook suffered its longest outage ever. The entire system collapsed, including its apps Instagram and WhatsApp. During the blackout period, social media managers and advertisers delivered important messages by Twitter. This tactic was regarded as a reluctant … Continue reading

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Should we build inspection system on social media

In my last blog, I mentioned that China’s internet inspection system is excessive, with tight controls that have caused some fundamental problems, especially when it comes to young teenagers’ personal values. In this blog, I’m going to discuss whether or … Continue reading

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When Chinese young teenagers will be illuminated by social media?

I’m a typical Chinese teenager, born after 1990. We have begun to learn about the world through online social media, unlike our grandparents, who still mostly rely on newspapers and magazines. According to what we know so far about the … Continue reading

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Are our parents slowly becoming the main consumers of Facebook?

According to Edison Research, Facebook’s youngest users (between 12 and 34 years old) have sharply declined in the last three years from 79% to 62% of overall Facebook accounts. However, over the same period, users over 55 years old slightly … Continue reading

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Are we still ourselves in the social media?

Inspired by the experience of columnist Heather Havrilesky, who said, “Social media holds up a mirror to all of our strengths and our weaknesses,” I’m thinking of how our use of social media becomes controversial. People who are not good … Continue reading

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