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China has ordered off 4 American TV series from showing online. While most American shows were never allowed to show on Chinese television, they were able be seen by streaming online. The Chinese government now wants to create new rules that will stop the foreign TV shows from flourishing online. The four American TV shows that the Chinese website were ordered not to show were; “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife,” “NCIS” and “The Practice,” According to BREE FENG from the New York Times, “An employee said that, the order was issued Friday. Unlike previous take- down orders, this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Global Media News
India’s election has been a hot topic around the world for months. One of the main subjects being the introduction of social media into Indian politics. Social media’s influence on India’s politics is a new exciting development that is assumed to change the outcome of the election. Is this India’s first social media election? Many politicians are going to social media to campaign while shifting away from only using traditional methods of campaigning. However, only 205 million out of 1.2 billion people in India have access to the Internet. Furthermore, out of the 814 million registered voters, only 103 million... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Global Media News
Social media has become a major part of Indian politics. It is seen as the gateway to getting younger people to vote and a way to build up your popularity level. Many Indian politicians seek out various ways to get high recognition on social media website. Some do it the old fashion way by putting their personalities to the forefront and others trick the public into believing they have a bigger following than they actually do. A new development in the social media world has some politicians in India being accused of buying fake followers. By buying the fake followers,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Global Media News
The Japanese are known for spending a lot of time on social media. They now have one of the biggest social media apps, Line, that most people around the world have never heard of. Recently reaching 50 million users in just 399 days, “Line” is soaring with the help of celebrity endorsements and influential Japanese advertising. “Line” is an app that allows its users to connect through their smartphones, tablets, and desktops to make free calls and send free text messages. Line was launched in 2011 by NHN Japan after the Tohoku earthquake. The name refers to the lines that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Global Media News
Social media is becoming bigger than ever in Brazil. It has the third largest number of users for Facebook and the fifth largest for Twitter. It is not far behind the United States. However, the Brazilian’s obsession with social has brought up debates for new privacy laws to be implemented. Everyone is talking about the new controversial women-only app “Lulu” that recently launched. The app came on the scene in 2013 and rapidly became the most downloaded app in Brazil, making Brazil Lulu's biggest market. Lulu is an app created in the U.S by Alexandra Chong. It was made only... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Global Media News
The Caribbean is stepping up its game by using the creativity they are known for and making decisive moves to use that innate originality. Next week, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will hold the first in a series of workshops intended to highlight ways for people to creatively apply technology to solve problems in their everyday lives. The technology workshops will begin in Saint Lucia on February 10 and 11, and over the span of two month it will take place in Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines. The workshops are part of the broader World Bank-funded Caribbean Regional Communications... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Global Media News
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