Tag Archives: social media


书评:Tom Watson (Wiley, 2008)


How microblog is helping abducted children in China

Recently there is a campaign on Sina Weibo (one of the most popular microblogging service in China) which draws lot of attention. The idea is simple: calling the public to take picture of child beggars they see on street, and publish the photo on Sina Weibo. With the account @随手拍照解救乞讨儿童 (Direct translation: Take a snapshot and save the child beggars) centralizing all that information, it then notifies local media and police – also using Sina Weibo.

How social media can help environmental journalism

This Friday I was at the University of Hong Kong, giving a guest lecture in its Environmental Journalism class (graduate-level). I talked about how social media can help environmental journalists and this field of journalism, from finding story ideas to marketing your story. Below is a summary of what I covered in that one hour, combined with the comments from the audience.