Gianluigi Negro

Gianluigi Negro
University of Lugano | USI · Institute for Media and Journalism (IMeG)

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This article contributes to the literature on WeChat, providing a historical perspective on the long-lasting culture of its mother company, Tencent. Through a corpus of primary and secondary sources, the article retraces four constitutive choices which characterized Tencent’s culture from 1998, when the company was founded, to 2011, when the first...
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This book focuses on the history of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), from its origins in the mid-19th century to nowadays. ITU was the fi rst international organization ever and still plays a crucial role in managing global telecommunications today. Putting together some of the most relevant scholars in the fi eld of transnational c...
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Before the rise of the Web and our contemporary digital cultures, computer networks had already been imagined, tested, and used worldwide. This special issue retraces some of the technological, cultural and social paths that shaped the development of networks in six different areas of the world. The papers and the final conversation between two lea...
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In the last decade, the Chinese media have imposed themselves in the global arena and have started to become a reference point, in business and cultural terms, for other national media systems. This book explores how the global media landscape was changed by this revolutionary trend, and why and how China is now playing a key role in guiding it. It...
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In this paper, contributions from scholars working in the field of visual communication and/or online communication are gathered whose scholarly work falls into the BRICS countries realm. The interviews are framed by brief sketch of the relevance of BRICS countries research in communication and media studies and some prospective comments on this no...
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This section is devoted to the most successful Chinese microblogging platforms in 2010 and 2011. It will provide a historical overview of microblogs in China, illustrating the role played by Sina Weibo, through the analysis of four different categories of using the service, but also apply them to combination theories. More in detail, this section s...
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This section introduces the first successful experiences of Web 2.0 participatory platforms in China analyzing the arrival of Bulletin Board Systems and weblogs and considering a period that starts in the late 1990s and ends at the end of the 2000s. This chapter also includes three cases studies of successful weblogs, which are thne of Wang Xiaofan...
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This section highlights the main reasons why studying the Internet in China is important and the historical context that marked the Chinese media environment before the Internet. The author provides a literature review on the evolution of the Chinese civil society proposing three categories optimistic, pessimistic and with a more balanced approach...
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This last section provides an overview on Wechat (Weixin 微信), one of the most commonly discussed topics in the Chinese media in 2013. This last chapter also defines the main reasons that contributed to the success of the mobile application, highlighting similarities with former online services and platforms such as blogs and microblogs. A first spe...
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This part of the book investigates the role and the framework of Chinese civil society. First, some translation issues are defined. The second part of this section defines a general overview of Chinese Internet users analyzing the most important historical trends through the collection of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) report...
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This part of the book investigates the role and the framework of Chinese civil society. First, some translation issues are defined. The second part of this section defines a general overview of Chinese Internet users analyzing the most important historical trends through the collection of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) report...
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This book aims to identify the most important political, socio-economic, and technical determinants of Internet development in China, through a historical approach that combines political economy, cultural, and public studies. Firstly, the book looks at the most important strategies that compelled the Chinese government to invest in the constructio...
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This article sheds light on the framing of Edward Snowden in four newspapers in three different countries. The authors analysed online editions of a major American daily (The New York Times), one prominent European newspaper (The Guardian), one mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party (The People’s Daily) and The South China Morning Post. The stud...
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The management of the Domain Name System (DNS) remains a crucial issue for Internet governance. The aim of this chapter is to provide a historical overview of the relationship between the Chinese government and the DNS implementation decision-making process.
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The necessity to implement the rule of law also in the Internet represents still an hot issue for the Chinese government, one of the most discussed policy discussed between 2012 and 2013 is the Wibo real name registration system.Sina Weibo has to be considered still a quite new phenomenon but it already exists a quite wide literature on the topic....

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This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Visual Online Communication in the BRICS Countries”. Visual Online Content here refers to imagery, GIFs, emoticons, pictures and other visual means that accompany text in an online environment, non inclusive of the audiovisual content and moving images. Despite the increasing prominence of visual online content on social media such as WeChat, Weibo, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as traditional mass media websites across the BRICS countries, comparative academic studies focused on visual content are scarce. Recent discussions focused on plurality of emoticons such as hijabs, or emoticons with different facial color. Despite discussions in the public sphere, there is a lack of cross-cultural studies looking at the differences in imagery. This call for submissions therefore hopes to fill this research desiderate. Arguably, a lack of visual communication research in the BRICS countries is attributed to the prevalent Western tradition in communication research. This special section serves to overcome the dominance of Western approaches in visual communications research.