China’s ban on puns may sound like just another ridiculous rule imposed by a Big Brother regime, but there’s more too it than meets the eye. Find out what on this episode of China Uncensored!
Published on Nov 25, 2015
Why is China afraid of Anastasia Lin, the “beauty with a purpose?” The answer could turn this year’s Miss World pageant on its head. Watch this episode of China Uncensored to find out how Miss World Canada has become one of the most pressing concerns for the Chinese government.
Users from all over the world have been plagued by micro-bloggging spam accounts. But, Newt Gingrich and several other high-profile users have utilized these account to boost their follower numbers.
Twitter boasts that it has 175 million “users,” 65 million of which are American. But the appropriate term is accounts, not users, as a Pew’s study makes clear: 6% of adults in the U.S. use Twitter regularly (8% of Internet users, which make up 74% of U.S. adults), which translates to about 15 million people. Minors were not included in the survey.
While some tweeters have multiple accounts, Pew’s numbers suggest that the zombie population — accounts run by bots or straightforward news feeds — is staggeringly high. So who is actually on Twitter? To use a zombie-movie favorite, is there anybody out there still alive?
Well, some, and they do have demographics. Seven percent of male and 10% of female Internet users are active tweeters. Fourteen percent of Internet users ages 18 to 29 are regular users; 7% for ages 30 to 49; 6% for 50 to 64; and 4% of those over 65. Five percent of white (non-Hispanic), 13% of black (non-Hispanic) and 18% of Hispanic Internet users are tweeters.
The Chinese micro-blogging site Sina Weibo has launched a new set of rules in an effort to curb spamming and the growing prevalence of online rumours.