Urban Informatics in China : Exploring the Emerging of the Chinese City Web 2.0

Dan, Sheng, Doulet, Jean-Francois, & Keane, Michael A. (2009) Urban Informatics in China : Exploring the Emerging of the Chinese City Web 2.0. In Foth, Marcus (Ed.) Handbook of research on urban informatics: the practice and promise of the real-time city. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 379-389.

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This chapter examines the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in urban China, focusing mainly on their impact on social life. The key question raised by this study is how the internet and mobile technologies are affecting the way people make use of urban space. The chapter begins with some background to China’s emergence as a connected nation. It then looks at common uses of web-based and mobile phone technologies, particularly bulletin boards, SMS and instant messaging. The chapter then presents findings of recent research that illustrates communitarian relationships that are enabled by mobility and the use of technologies. Finally, these findings are contextualized in the idea of the City 2.0 in China.

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ID Code: 13314
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Posted with the permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted without permission of the copyright owner.
Keywords: Web 2.0, cities, Internet, China
ISBN: 9781605661520
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified (190399)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 IGI Global
Copyright Statement: This chapter appears in "Urban Informatics (in press)" edited by Marcus Foth > Copyright 2008, IGI Global, www.igi_pub.com. Posted by permission of the publisher.
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:05

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