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Exploring the new boundaries of the internet in rural China
by Elisa Oreglia
About this EXP
Elisa Oreglia, senior lecturer in global digital cultures at King’s College London, explores different forms of using the internet.
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Key point 1
The urge to communicate is very powerful, but the means to communicate that people prefer are very different.
Key point 2
Use of digital technologies that is not based on text has been increasing since the late 2000s, particularly with instant messaging services that support vocal messages and images.
Key point 3
For people who live at the margins of the urban world, the internet offers a new worldview that can both inspire and frustrate.
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