Miao Feng

Miao Feng
NORC at the University of Chicago · Department of Public Health

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
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August 2010 - August 2015
University of Illinois at Chicago
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  • Research Assistant

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Objective: To examine conversations among JUUL users on Reddit related to restrictions on flavored ENDS and the shifting policy landscape. Methods: Posts and comments (n = 166,169) between May 2019 and May 2020 on the subreddit r/JUUL were scraped using pushshift.io API. Keyword filters were used to identify texts discussing flavored ENDS produc...
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This study used semantic network analysis to investigate the themes of JUUL electronic cigarette-related messages on Instagram posted by three account types (commercial, vape community, and organic users) and explore the function of hashtags in the JUUL-related discourse across these groups. Posts were collected from 1 March 2018 to 15 May 2018. We...
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Introduction Digital e-cigarette marketing is largely unregulated and remains easily accessible to young people. The growing public concern around youth JUUL use and its viral presence on social media led the company to engage in several voluntary actions to remove and reduce JUUL-related content on Instagram in May 2018. The current study examined...
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This study explores the role of social media as mediating structures for civic engagement. A network analysis of 2829 Facebook groups joined by 600 randomly sampled occupy Chicago (OC) participants shows that OC is embedded in diverse interconnected voluntary groups mediated by social media. The observed patterns of interconnection reveal a loosely...
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Background The rapid diffusion of social media in the past decade has allowed community members to sway the discourse on elections. We use analyses of social media to provide insight into why the strong public support 1 year prior to the election did not result in an increased tobacco tax from the 2012 California Proposition 29 vote. Methods Using...
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Social, casual and mobile games, played on devices such as smartphones, tablets, or PCs and accessed through online social networks, have become extremely popular, and are changing the ways in which games are designed, understood, and played. These games have sparked a revolution as more people from a broader demographic than ever play games, shift...
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In most of the world, the current trend in information technology is for open data movement that promotes transparency and equal access. An opposite trend is observed in China, which has the world`s largest Internet population. The country has implemented sophisticated cyber-infrastructure and practices under the name of The Golden Shield Project (...
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Drawing upon the theory of networked gatekeeping, this study describes how citizens engage in Twitter conversations with journalists and illustrates the power dynamic between traditional gatekeepers (journalists) and the gated (news audience). The power dynamic is discussed along four attributes of the gated—political power, information production...
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The century-old dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea was rekindled when news of an attempt by the Japanese government to “nationalize” the islands in September 2012 incited strong responses in China. The Chinese government quickly denounced the attempt and refuted Japan’s territorial claim over the islands....
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Unprecedented social and technological developments call into question the meanings and boundaries of privacy in contemporary China. This study examines the discourse of privacy on Sina Weibo, the country's largest social medium, by performing a semantic network analysis of 18,000 postings containing the word “(privacy).” The cluster analysis ident...
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This study examines how Chinese and US news media covered the 2008 Chinese baby formula scandal. It begins by drawing on framing theory to provide a theoretical groundwork for comparing Chinese and US news coverage of product safety issues—an area of growing international concern due to the ever-increasing globalization of the world economy. It the...

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