Comments on: Exploring the Chinese internet with WeiboScope http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Fri, 18 May 2018 10:55:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: WeiboScope sfida la censura della Rete in Cina « EJO – European Journalism Observatory http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/comment-page-1/#comment-2665374 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:43:40 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4299#comment-2665374 […] Kong University, infatti, sta sviluppando WeiboScope, un progetto che grazie a un software riesce a tracciare i contenuti che vengono cancellati da Weibo e a creare una cronologia della censura social sotto la Muraglia […]

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By: Why Real Name Registration Matters in China–and What Might Be Lost | an xiao studio: the virtual studio of an xiao mina http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/comment-page-1/#comment-2662338 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:09:20 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4299#comment-2662338 […] As Ethan Zuckerman blogged earlier (my response here), Sina Weibo and other Chinese social media are scarcely studied in English-language academia.  He conjectures that part of this is likely an assumption that the spaces are censored to the point of lacking character.  I certainly had that assumption before diving into the Chinese social media sphere. […]

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By: January Month in Review! | An Xiao Studio: the virtual studio of an xiao mina http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/comment-page-1/#comment-2660731 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 08:47:18 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4299#comment-2660731 […] but I wrote up a long response post about Sina Weibo and political memes on my blog, in response to Ethan Zuckerman’s call to action for more studies in English-language social media.  I’ll be tackling these ideas further in […]

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By: Exploring the Chinese Internet with WeiboScope » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/comment-page-1/#comment-2660112 Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:26:08 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4299#comment-2660112 […] This article originally appeared on Ethan Zuckerman’s blog. […]

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By: Ethan http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/comment-page-1/#comment-2660043 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 20:06:56 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4299#comment-2660043 John, thanks for that – a fascinating detail and an important one: it suggests that part of that scandal was the primitive nature of food safety inspection equipment in the parts of China where the tainted powder was found.

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By: John Spevacek http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/comment-page-1/#comment-2660042 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:20:10 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4299#comment-2660042 Ethan,

Just a niggling detail from a chemist. The melamine that was added to the milk was not done to increase the protein content but to give the appearance of having higher protein.

Proteins contain the element nitrogen, whereas fats, carbs, and water do not, so an easy (but not overly accurate) method to measure protein ( = milk quality) is to just test for nitrogen. That’s where melamine comes in. It is loaded with nitrogen – 2/3 of every pound is nitrogen, and since it is very cheap, you can add a little to milk or whatever and up the overall nitrogen content.

A slightly more sophisticated analytical test however, will easily differentiated between melamine and protein.

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By: kenyatta http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/comment-page-1/#comment-2659675 Thu, 29 Dec 2011 01:55:39 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4299#comment-2659675 Hey Ethan.

You should talk to Tricia Wang. She’s doing quite a bit of work on Weibo, most of which isn’t public yet. (Alex Madrigal has a small piece on her look at Weibo and dating.)

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By: Social Media Street Art: Censorship, China’s Political Memes and the Cute Cat Theory | An Xiao Studio: the virtual studio of an xiao mina http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/28/exploring-the-chinese-internet-with-weiboscope/comment-page-1/#comment-2659664 Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:23:44 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4299#comment-2659664 […] Zuckerman just published a great post about the importance of studying Sina Weibo, the popular microblogging tool in China.  He references WeiboScope, a very useful and informative […]

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