Preliminary results of the social network analysis of the Hong Kong Facebook pages sharing network collected during the “Umbrella Movement” are used to discover the communities within the network and how these communities contributed to the public opinion formation. The findings suggest that large communities of Facebook pages seem to be grouped by political ideologies and their post-sharing activities were associated with real-life public opinion.
JMSC Research Seminar: Nationalism, anti-Beijing criticism, and censorship on Weibo during the 2012 Diaoyudao (釣魚島) dispute Date: January 23, 2015 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Venue: Digital Media Lab, G/F, Eliot Hall, JMSC, HKU Abstract: Protests […]
The study of Open Data in Asia by Waltraut Ritter draws on field research and interviews in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
This is a public lecture on the work of Dr. Joyce Nip, who focused on the exposure of a series of corrupt officials on Sina Weibo after the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012, and examines the social positions of opinion leaders in these cases. The relative roles of official agencies, mainstream news media and citizens are discussed in public opinion formation in these cases.
Drawing on data collected from a set of online forums and social media, Dr King-wa Fu will explore the characteristics and patterns of public opinion about the Hong Kong government in this public seminar. Fu […]
JMSC Teaching Consultant Masato Kajimoto will discuss the difference between Japanese and Western media representations of workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Friday, February 10. In a seminar called Framing of ‘heroes’ […]
JMSC Associate Professor, Miklos Sukosd, will talk about the environmental impact of using modern media on Friday, 15 April at the JMSC. The seminar: What is the carbon footprint of a Google search, a tweet, […]