Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from February, 2010
Chong from interlocals has a summary of a local research on the development of online alternative public sphere in Macau.
Mari introduces a machine that make toilet paper out of office recycle papers.
C. Custer from ChinaGeeks blogs about anti-CNN members’ recent mobilization to spam CNN poll on Tibetan independence.
Ronda Hauben from Ohmynews international wrote a review on Ohmynews! at its 10th anniversary. And here you can watch the organization's birthday party.
CINA published the details of a police's crackdown action against Nepalese migrants when they are having a dinner meeting at a restaurant in Dongdaemun during the Lunar New Year.
On January 19th 2010, the Beijing Association of online media established a group called Mama Jury to censor obscene and pornographic information online. According to report from Southern Weekend, the idea of organizing mothers to “protect” the children from pornography is originated from Western countries. However, the Chinese mother group...
GFWrev has an article (cn) with a bilingual graph explaining how the Internet censorship works in China.
Ten of thousands people in Shanxi Qingxu evacuated to the street on 21 of February after midnight because of an earthquake rumor. (via ESWN)
A google map marking and reminding people of the whereabout of the prisoners of conscience in China.
ESWN translated a forum post on a QQ.com online polling on GMO food. The writer noticed that within 2 hours at 2.am, the polling result changed from 36% pro VS 64% against to 50% pro VS 41% against GMO food.
C Custer from ChinaGeeks translated a satirical guide for Fifty Cents Party members (paid online commentators) on the many methods they can use to respond to criticism.
The China Beat has an essay based on the script of a talk Ying Zhu gave at Google’s New York offices on February 12, 2010, discussing the relation between the rise of critical mass and the shifting state-society relations in China.
CINA collects local news report on the gentrification pressure in Seoul city on Little Manila, the marketplace for domestic migrants.
Neojaponisme blogs about conflicts and challenges surrounding the cool bizz campaign in Japan. The campaign encourages white-collar workers to work sans jacket and tie in the summer months to reduce dependence on air conditioning.
C. Custer from ChinaGeeks blogs about a new buzz word, yakexi, in Chinese Internet community. It is an Uyghur word for good and recently used to praise Chinese policies in the Spring Gala. But the word has been re-iterated to mock at the political propaganda.
C Custer from ChinaGeeks wonders if Twitter will become a trap for the authority to track down and prosecute dissidents for what they have said.
Robert Neff from The Marmot's Hole blogs about Korea's role in the logging of Siberian timber, in particular how North Korean are working as slave loggers in Russia.
chayapol65 sets up a bdyoutube channel on Chinese popular oldies between 1931-1970 in Shanghai and Hong Kong . (via GarySoup from twitter)
The Metropolitician writes about the increase in crime and conflict related with hot temper in South Korea.
Ask a Korean! translated a story written by Joo Seong-Ha about Lunar New Year in North Korea.
The Chinese government encourages people to send positive message through SMS after banning dirty joke. DANWEI translated Southern Weekly's story on “Red snippets”.