NYT article cites study where Chinese students, given VPN, hardly use it to browse blocked foreign sites, but doesn't mention the other big findings: If directed to sites like NYT Chinese and nudged to read, they gobble it up & substantially change beliefs
When I came to Aus 4yrs ago and heard about 1989 TAM crackdown I thought it was a western conspiracy. I tell ppl that today&they gasp. What’s really worth gasping is it took me half a year in the free world to hear about it and I only found out ON A POSTER
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter. They're not interested in what they might be missing out. At the same time, they genuinely believe in the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Latest from me
Many young Chinese look very cosmopolitan but deep down they’re as brainwashed as my generation – except we were poor but curious about the outside world while they have more materialistic means but less interest in what they might be missing out
Censorship in China "fosters an environment in which citizens do not demand such information in the first place,” scholars write. Insightful column by
What happens when young people grow up without Google, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter? In China, we're starting to find out. Spoiler: it's not a paradise.
This piece by is one of the best pieces I've read of the disconnect one feels in talking to Chinese people--it's not about different cultures, but different ways of perceiving reality due to different sources of information.
In one study, ~1,000 Chinese college students were given free VPNs. Nearly half did not use them. Another smart column on what happens when a generation grows up in China without Google, Facebook or Twitter
“Our findings suggest that censorship in #China is effective not only because the regime makes it difficult to access sensitive information, but also because it fosters an environment in which citizens do not demand such information in the first place.”
In China social media as we know it is blocked, "allowing Beijing to build an alternative value system that competes with Western liberal democracy." Brilliant column by
Excellent story on how the parallel universe of Chinese Internet has become embedded in society. Just like 1989 and so forth, few young Chinese will have heard of Google soon, let alone want it
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter. Extremely insightful piece by on young Chinese living in an environment hostile to the freedom of information.
"Censorship in China is effective not only because the regime makes it difficult to access sensitive information, but also because it fosters an environment in which citizens do not demand such information in the first place.”
“Our findings suggest that censorship in China is effective not only because the regime makes it difficult to access sensitive information, but also because it fosters an environment in which citizens do not demand such information in the first...
Bill Clinton said in 1999, “In the new century, liberty will spread by cell phone and cable modem.” It didn't work out that way. Beijing is masterfully using the internet to create an alternative value system that competes with Western liberal democracy.
Over the past decade, China has blocked Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as thousands of other foreign websites. Now the implications of growing up with this different internet system are starting to play out. Our has the latest
"China is now exporting its model of a censored internet to other countries, including Vietnam, Tanzania and Ethiopia."
Over the past decade, China blocked Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Now some of China’s young people are asking what those services even are.
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter
The mistake was assuming that technical systems don’t have political values built into them.
Such a good read. ICYMI: "Many young people in China have little idea what Google, Twitter or Facebook are, creating a gulf with the rest of the world."
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter - The New York Times
Censorship in China is effective not only b/c it restricts information, but because it fosters an environment in which people do not demand such information in the first place. When you grow up with censorship, it becomes the norm. No desire for access.
The most disturbing result of China's pervasive censorship may not be the information that Chinese people are unable to access but their growing lack of curiosity about what they are prevented from knowing.
If Google makes a censored version of itself for China mkt, showing racist disdain for Chinese people, I’ll stop using Google. Duck Duck Go isn’t bad. PRC doesn’t need another Baidu, and neither do I. #Don’tBeEvil
this from is so good. westerners (like me) would benefit so much from spending a few months in China
China's Internet censorship has created a generation "uninterested in knowing what has been censored online, allowing Beijing to build an alternative value system that competes with Western liberal democracy." Fascinating report by
"Our findings suggest that censorship in China is effective not only because the regime makes it difficult to access sensitive information, but also because it fosters an environment in which citizens do not demand such information in the first place”
China's most effective innovation: a mix of censorship and protectionism to build a nation-wide intranet & keep users away from uncensored news sources, international social media and commercial sites taking credit cards rather than WePay.
“I grew up with Baidu, so I’m used to it."
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A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter
Insightful Li Yuan reporting on success of #China’s “intranet;” another generation of youth growing up without uncensored access to information— no surprise they don’t look for news that is not there. via
Interesting read: “A Generation in #China Grows Up Without Google”
The New New World: A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter
A gift from to Silicon Valley. This article will be cited by tech companies in their antitrust defenses for years to come.
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter