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China: “Super Girls” and SMS democracy

ESWN has a long, reflective post about Hunan TV's “Super Girls” show, in which viewers voted via SMS for their favorite girl singers. He translates the Chinese-language posts by some bloggers who believe the “Super Girls” phenom could mark the beginning of a more democratic culture in China. But ESWN ends on a cautionary note about the nature of voting and democracy – and the need for critical thinking.

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