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In a story now well-known and heavily mythologized, Facebook was founded at Harvard in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg as a social network for students, inspired partially by the “face book” directories at the school which allowed students to view each…
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GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a mobile data service technology that provided the main bridging link between 2G and 3G mobile services. The GPRS technology linked its users together via the private GRX (GPRS Roaming Exchange) networks, which…
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Beginning in the late 1970s, BBS software allowed computer users with modems to “dial in” to bulletin boards running on a computer within local calling distance. These communities could be run by anyone with a working system and could only be “called…
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Superseding the short-lived Bell 101 modem, the Bell 103 modem introduced in 1962 set the standard for networked computer communication for years to come. The technology was developed, as its name indicates, at Bell Labs, and was released by AT&T for…
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Launched in 2011, WeChat has become the most widely used communication and social platform in China, integrating instant messaging, social media, mobile payment, and many other features. With the slogan "WeChat, a lifestyle," it continues to define…
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According to the China Internet Network Information Center, by December 2016, there were 695 million mobile Internet users in China, which demonstrates that China has fully entered the mobile Internet era. The basic features of mobile Internet…
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In the initial stage of China's Internet development, web portals were almost synonymous with the Internet. The year 1998 witnessed the establishment of the three major portals, namely Sina, Sohu, and Netease, which not only represented the most…
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In response to Mao Zedong's instruction to greatly promote revolutionary model operas, the filming of them began in the 1860s.Zhiqu weihushan (Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy) was the first one to be produced on film. It was produced by Beijing…
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In May 1965, Jiang Qing claimed the status of eight revolutionary model operas. They consisted of five operas, two ballets, and one symphony. The five operas were Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy (Zhiqu weihushan), The Red Lantern (Hongdengji),…
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With China's diplomatic failure at the Paris Peace Conference as the trigger, the May Fourth Movement broke out on May 4, 1919. Initially, university students in Beijing protested on the street, and then merchants and workers in Shanghai also…
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After the First World War, the Chinese people became increasingly concerned about current affairs, especially China's national interests and future, at the Paris Peace Conference. In response to the trend of the time, on December 22, 1918, Chen Duxiu…
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On September 15, 1915, Qingnian Zazhi(Youth Magazine), edited by Chen Duxiu, was launched in Shanghai. From September 1916, its name was changed to Xin Qingnian(New Youth).It was the central publication for promoting anti-feudal ideas and advocating…
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The New Culture Movement was an unprecedented ideological liberation movement in China. It promoted democracy and science, criticized feudal culture and advocated the liberation of individuality, and was regarded as China’s Enlightenment. It was not…
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The Commercial Press was founded in Shanghai. It was the first modern publishing institution in China and is currently the most powerful and influential cultural publishing institution in the country. For more than a century, the Commercial Press has…
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Beginning with the introduction of telephone service in the late 1800s, the “party line” could connect everyone in the same community (often rural) along one phone line. The Rural Electrification Act of 1935 increased the number of rural communities…
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Amateur, or ham, radio, was the successor to the amateur wired telegraphy of the late 19th century. The first wireless telegraph club was founded in 1908 at Columbia University; in between this date and the rise of commercial radio, the mania for…
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CCTV, also known as closed circuit television, is a system of video cameras transmitting signals to a limited set of monitors. The system is closed and independent, and access to the system is limited. A CCTV system is composed of certain basic…
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Published in 2002 by Blizzard Entertainment, the hit high-fantasy RTS (real-time strategy) game Warcraft III might have been one of the most influential games in the history of the industry. It found the most successful MMORPG (massively multiplayer…
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Though Doom, released in 1993 and created by John Romero and John Carmack, was not the first FPS (first-person shooter) game to come out, it was certainly one of the most important. Coming in between two other big FPS games—Wolfenstein and Quake—Doom…
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Designed by Akira Nishitani and Akira Yasuda and published by Capcom in 1991, Street Fighter II was easily the most influential game of its genre: fighting games. It wasn’t the first fighting game, but it was the first to provide more than one-two…
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