Blogging Alone : China , the Internet , and the Democratic Illusion ?

@inproceedings{LEIBOLD2011BloggingA,
  title={Blogging Alone : China , the Internet , and the Democratic Illusion ?},
  author={JAMES LEIBOLD},
  year={2011}
}
  • JAMES LEIBOLD
  • Published 2011
Drawing on recent survey data, digital ethnography and comparative analysis, this article presents a critical re-appraisal of the interactive blogosphere in China and its effects on Chinese social and political life. Focused on the discursive and behaviorist trends of Chinese netizens rather than the ubiquitous information control/resistance paradigm, it argues that the Sinophone blogosphere is producing the same shallow infotainment, pernicious misinformation, and interestbased ghettos that it… CONTINUE READING

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