China: big brother, the divide & tech addiction

Three familiar internet issues in China have begun to spill over onto each other in an interesting way: the rural/urban digital divide; the growing popularity and success of online games; and the role of internet cafes as both a provider of access and a monitor of online behavior.

Read Internet ferment in China from the Pew Internet & American Life project, plus China tries to deal with widespread internet addiction. Previously from WNM: All things China, all things ‘Net addiction.

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Filed under A democratic medium?, Censorship, Digital Divide, Gaming, Privacy, Regulation, Technology, our Mirror, The Politics of New Media

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