Posts Tagged: politics

Modi on Twitter

Indian Prime Minister overtakes Indonesian President to become Twitter’s third most followed world leader

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just become the third most followed world leader on Twitter.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:53 pm
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handsome thai soldiers

Under martial law: tanks hit streets of Thailand while people take selfies and post pics of hot soldiers

It’s been less than 24 hours since the kingdom of Thailand fell under martial law, but it seems Thais are used to it already.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Taiwan student protestors go on Reddit to promote and spread the Sunflower Movement

Reddit’s AMA’s (“Ask Me Anything”) are more than just publicity tools for tech-savvy celebrities, or anonymous chann...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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India elections 2014 debated on Facebook

Facebook creates election tracker as a guide for India’s 814 million eligible voters

India has 814 million eligible voters for the upcoming national election, Indian authorities revealed today. As with any election, the choic...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Line says there’s no official request from Thai government to investigate chats

At yesterday’s annual event for NHN’s popular messaging app, Line, it was annouced that Thailand, with 18 million users, is the second l...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Thai government is going to monitor Line chat texts

Last week, Thai police summoned four suspects for allegedly breaching Article 14 of the National Computer Act and Article 116 of of the Crim...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Kissinger’s visit to Baidu

Forget Nixon in China, Here’s Kissinger in Baidu

This definitely isn’t Henry Kissinger’s first trip to China. The former US Secretary of State is back in the capital and has jus...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 4:26 pm
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Amid Tensions Between China and Vietnam, Video Games Get Territorial

Island disputes have been a rumbling problem for China in the past few years. The latest tiff with Japan, and ongoing disputes with the Phil...

  • December 26, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Sina Weibo read censored posts

Welcome to Purgatory: Sina Weibo Now Delaying Mentions of ‘Sensitive’ Words by 7 Days

Users of Sina Weibo that mention things somewhat more controversial than cats or food might find their posts being delayed – by seven ...

  • December 21, 2012
  • at 4:19 pm
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Twitter has close to 20 million active users in Indonesia

Now that both Facebook and Apple have offices in Indonesia, there’s only one more tech giant the country’s netizens are waiting for R...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 7:44 pm
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Thailand Martial Law troops

As Thailand falls under martial law, here’s how Thais keep up to date on the web and social media

As of 3 a.m. local time last night, Thailand’s army declared martial law across the country after over half a year of political unrest.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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7 fun, satirical games to play during Thailand’s political crisis

Thailand’s political crisis is still going on, and nobody knows how or when it will end. But, this being the land of smiles, many Thai peo...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Rakuten Tarad ecommerce

Thailand sees huge boost in online shopping as Bangkok hit by shutdown

The Bangkok shutdown has been going on for a week already and it doesn’t seem like it will end anytime soon. However, even before the shut...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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Huawei offends Pakistan with independence day message

It was supposed to be a good PR move, a way of celebrating the country’s history and wishing it well. But instead, Huawei’s inde...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Facebook rumors thailand

As 4 Summoned Over Coup Rumors on Facebook, Is Thailand Stepping Back From Democracy?

There are reports that the Thai government is threatening to jail people for posting or even “liking” posts on Facebook that spread rumo...

  • August 7, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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ri1 thumb Looks to Put the Social Buzz Into Indonesia’s Next Presidential Election

Recently, the election for Jakarta’s governor used social media in quite a few interesting ways. So some might say this is a good time for...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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10 Insane Cases of Censorship on Sina Weibo in 2012

It has been a doubleplusgood year for Sina Weibo in terms of doubling its registered user count to 400 million. But, as China’s hottes...

  • December 24, 2012
  • at 3:20 pm
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The Top 10 Chinese Searches on Baidu in 2012 — Hint: There’s a Lot About Corruption

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) loves lists as much as the next human, so the leading Chinese search engine has compiled the top ten searches for hot ne...

  • December 20, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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