Only a few days after setting up shop in Indonesia, Twitter made a comeback in China, too. On Tuesday last week, the company opened a one-man office in Hong Kong, a tiny corner of the People’s Republic where Western social media are allowed to function freely....
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Too open. Too crowded. Too difficult. That’s why some Twitter users in South Korea and Japan say they are spending less time on the site or have quit for other services. After selling shares in a highly anticipated initial public offering, Twitter is set to face minute ongoing scrutiny from...
Being an unfunded full-time PhD student means having to find ways to earn money without long time-commitments. Luckily, King’s offers many temping opportunities that are far more interesting than the usual data entry or envelope stuffing. Last week, I got to be an event assistant at the Contested Spaces conference organised by King’s Policy Institute and eBay. From greeting VIPs in the morning to being a roving microphone, I basically got paid to meet and learn from some of the leading experts in politics and digital media. The conference, focusing on social media, ‘big data’ and politics, had two sides/ Firstly, how...
BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of Chinese Internet users are rallying around a Beijing blogger who’s been detained by police after posting a joke on Twitter about the pivotal Communist Party congress. Zhai Xiaojun’s Nov. 5 tweet suggested the next movie in the “Final Destination” horror franchise would be about the Great Hall of the People...
You say “potato,” Twitter user @tsukann2435 and his mates from high school say “60 packs of large french fries, please.” Since October 19, McDonalds restaurants across Japan have been selling their fries – small, medium and large – for 150 yen ($US 1.86). That’s almost half the usual price of 290 yen for a large...
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