Following Delphine Remy-Boutang, we continue today our look at social media with Séverine Arsène.
This time, we’re tackling social media from a researcher’s point of view, as Séverine Arsène is a Doctor of Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies – “Sciences Po”) and a specialist in the internet in China. She has published a number of articles, such as Quand les internautes chinois prennent la parole: les nouveaux repères de l’identité (Speaking Out through the Web in China: New References to Assert New Identities), and has written several books including Internet et Politique en Chine (Internet and Politics in China), published by Broché in December 2011. She is speaking at the 2012 Women’s Forum at the round table discussion entitled “Understanding China’s social media explosion”…it makes sense, after all!
It should be noted that people in China don’t have access to traditional social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. In the interview you can watch below, this expert tells us about the forms of social media that are available in China, with a particular focus on Weibo, a micro-blogging site that is similar to Twitter. You will also see what she thinks of the race for growth and lastly, you’ll find out whether she is one of those people who likes to disconnect from the digital world. Watch the interview now!
As you might expect from a specialist in Chinese social media, Séverine Arsène does have a Twitter account, which you can find at @severinearsene.
Coming up on the live Orange blog, an interview with Monika Queisser, Head of Social Policy at the OECD. Stay connected!
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