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  • Item Type: Technology
  • Tags: Citizen Journalism and Challenges in China

Wechat App
WeChat is currently the most widely-used social media mobile application in China created by Tencent one of the internet technology conglomerates, and it functions for instant communication, social network, media production, e-business and customer…
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The typical VPN setup
A VPN (virtual private network) is an extension of a private intranet across a public network (the Internet) that ensures secure and cost-effective connectivity between the two communicating ends. The private intranet is extended with the help of…
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The evolution of telecommunication technologies
The third generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology was the result of research and development work carried out by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in the early 1980s. The first 3G network was introduced in 1998 in…
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Early BBS
The birth of social media this prerequisite of citizen journalism can date back to the age before the prevalence of World Wide Web. Developed in the 1970s, bulletin board systems, consisting of PCs, modems and the telephone line, were in many ways a…
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Electromagnetic waves
The term “radio” can refer to either the electronic appliance that we listen with, the content playing from it, or the telecommunication technology of wireless telegraph that amateur radio operators use. In any case, it all started with the discovery…
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Morse Telegraph
Samuel Morse independently developed and patented a recording electric telegraph in 1837, which revolutionized long-distance communication by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations. The message embosses dots and dashes on a…
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Operating the linotype machine
In the nineteenth century, typography developed rapidly in which process Linotype played a significant role. This machine was invented in 1884 by Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German immigrant, and was firstly utilized in the operation of the newspaper The…
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