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Online streaming giant YouTube launched a channel specifically aimed at the broad category of education in 2009, with subcategories dedicated to primary and secondary education. The popularity of this channel—over ten million subscribers—is…
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What Happens When You Upload? When you upload a video your computer or device packages it into IP packets. Packets are fragments of information containing both data from your video and the address you are sending it to, in this case YouTube. The…
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Started since January 1, 1978 (CCTV 2008), Xin Wen Lian Bo is a daily news program produced by China Central Television (CCTV). This program is shown simultaneously by all local TV stations in mainland China on 7 pm, making it the most-watched and…
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Xiaohongshu, or Little Red Book, is China's social media and e-commerce portal. It's been dubbed "China's response to Instagram" (Deng 2021). This platform allows its users to post photos and videos to share their life, including but not limited to…
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The next big shift in copymaking began to take shape in the mid twentieth century with electronic photocopiers. Moving away from the highly tactile process of creating a stencil and rolling ink through with the mimeograph, the photocopier combined a…
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Back to the Song Dynasty in ancient China, the earliest printed advertising had appeared on a blaze plate. This pre-modern advertising was composed of the introduction of the product, the insignia of the shop, and the written slogan for the shop. The…
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Internet population
On 6 August 1991, the World Wide Web became publicly available. Developed by the team of the European Organization for Nuclear Research and operated in hypertext, World Wide Web created the technological conditions for horizontal, global…
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Tim Berners-Lee had been working on a way to allow scientists to share information around the world without all using the same hardware and software since the 1980s. He proposed a “World Wide Web” of documents connected via hypertext links, and…
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If the Internet is the infrastructure, then the World Wide Web is the content; at least the content with which most people are familiar. As an information medium, the Internet provides people with a context in which to build content. The Web makes up…
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In response to the great depression, the dust bowl, and the poor treatment of migrants and African Americans in the United States, ‘outlaw’ folk singer Woody Guthrie began playing and recording folk music to protest corrupt politicians and oppressive…
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Prior to the advent of wood pulp paper, most paper was made from rag pulp. Collecting used rags to make paper was economical but limiting. When the rags ran out, so did the paper and it was expensive to use new cloth. These limitations kept the price…
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The Williams Kilburn tube is a device created by Freddie Williams and Tom Kilburn in 1947. It is known as the first electronic random access memory (RAM) device. It could hold both programming and data electronically. Not only was everything…
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A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories: A Graphic Novel
Will Eisner used the term 'graphic novel' to describe his book-length comic, A Contract with God, which is a collection of text and fixed image narratives portraying the grittiness and poverty of life in the Bronx during the mid-1930s. Eisner's work…
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WiFi, or wireless fidelity, may be the most physically—yet virtually—ubiquitous technology we use to experience music. Today, with streaming services, one can listen to music without even downloading it to one’s phone, as long as one has a WiFi…
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Although an advancement from the expensive tin-plate portraiture daguerreotype method, the wet-plate process is characterized as the infancy of photography (Gidley 2011). Wet-plate cameras were large and heavy, but relatively portable thanks to…
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Following in the footsteps of the 1946 NAACP campaign to integrate radio and TV stations, professor and banker Jesse Blayton purchased the Atlanta station WERD, which became the first Black-owned radio station. By 1969, only 16 other stations…
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WeChat Pay is a feature launched in 2013 along with WeChat version 5.0, which leads the mobile payment business in China together with Alipay. By linking bank cards to mobile devices, users are guaranteed the capacity to make payments. The appearance…
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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 starting point for the practice of Dzogchen is to receive a ‘Direct Transmission’ from the teacher. This ‘Direct Transmission’ is the means by which the teacher introduces us directly to the true nature of our mind: our primordial state or…
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At the turn of the 19th Century, the invention of the steam-powered printing press by Fredrich Koenig doubled the speed at which newspapers could be printed by hand – 800 sheets/hour. American, Richard Hoe created the lithographic Rotary Printing…
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