Table of contents
Theoretical Foundations of New Media’s Public Opinions
Study of the Main Body of New-Media Public Opinion—Users
Study of the Objects of New-Media Public Opinion—Platforms
Hot Topics of Studies of New-Media’s Public Opinions
Countermeasures and Prospects
About this book
Redefining the concept of new media in China, this cutting edge book discusses the impact of social media on Chinese public life. Examining its characteristics and the different forms of social media, such as internet and mobile phone media, weibo, wechat and micro-blogging, it considers how public opinion evolves through this media and its interaction with traditional media. It also offers a unique analysis of growing new media platforms, the challenges of government management and the impact of micro-blogging on journalism in China.
Through quantitative research, the book also analyses new media user behavior in China, offering a ‘butterfly effect’ model for public opinion based on new media. It also shows the relevance of the sociological Matthew Effect and addresses issues such as the ‘20 million’ phenomenon and the Internet Water army (Wangluo shuijun), groups of Internet ghost-writers paid to post specific content online. Finally, it scrutinizes the the issue of mass disturbance in new media in China, researching evolutionary mechanisms and academic models of mass disturbance through a series of case studies.
Written by a leader in the field of Chinese new media, this book constitutes a valuable read to scholars of media and communications studies, and all those interested by the development and the increasing impact of new media in China.
New Media in China Social Media Platforms Micro Blogging and Weibo Wechat in China Public Opinion and Social Media Traditional Journalism and New Media Government and New Media
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0914-4
- Copyright Information China Renmin University Press 2018
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
- eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-981-13-0913-7
- Online ISBN 978-981-13-0914-4
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