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In contrast to other social movements and memes on the Chinese internet, #996 has taken shape largely on GitHub.
"Our phones have become extensions of our social and physical selves. When these devices touch, it’s an intimate gesture with the ability to convey identity, power, and intention."
"The [Occupy Central] movement suggests that both the Internet and Hong Kong are at a crossroads, that both cannot take its freedoms for granted," writes Lokman Tsui.
Despite a crackdown on ride-hailing apps, many still see Uber as worth the risk. For drivers, the pay is high. For passengers, the fare is cheaper than similar Chinese services.
Apart from mobile boarding passes and the occasional event ticket, in many countries QR codes have never quite caught on. In China, however, they're everywhere.
The mascots model “civil” behavior” and spread new norms about acceptable public behavior, specifically targeting newly urbanized migrants learning to share urban public spaces for the first time.
Below is an edited version of “The Translation Detail Everyone Missed in the China Internet's Incredibly Surreal Anthem“ by Jason Li, originally published on the blog 88 Bar and republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement. In case you missed it, the New York Times, ProPublica, the Guardian and the Atlantic all wrote about...
Pro-democracy protesters downloaded smartphone chat app FireChat in droves amid rumors of an Internet shutdown. In the rush to cover the phenomenon, media outlets got some things wrong.
Behind the commercial success of mobile game Tower of Saviors lies a mob of angry netizens who accuse the game of being a shameless imitation of Japan's Puzzle & Dragons.
Japanese chat app Line has discovered a booming revenue model selling different sets of stickers. China's immensely popular WeChat is trying to catch up. Has it?
Below is an edited version of the post “A sneak peek from China’s new animation-house upstart” by Jason Li, originally published on the blog 88 Bar. Light Chaser Animation is a startup animation studio based in Beijing. “Little Yeyos,” a short film about seven spirits living in the mythological Chinese spirit world, is...