Digital Society

22 September 2020

Charting the Emergence of the Digital Humanities in China

This chapter seeks to chart the emergence of the digital humanities paradigm within the Chinese humanities, especially its more recent developments from the mid-2010s onwards.
23 September 2020

唐代人物大數據 : 中國歷代人物傳記資料庫(CBDB)和數位史學

23 September 2020

Depolarization through Social Media Use : Evidence from dual identifiers in Hong Kong

This article elaborates the roles played by different forms of social identities, by analysing three datasets collected in Hong Kong,
23 September 2020

Establishing the Innovative Spectrum Policies to support the 5G, IOT, and AI Ecosystem : Case of Taiwan

Since many companies or organizations in Taiwan have expressed the need to build 5G enterprise application networks, the government in Taiwan has committed to establish innovative spectrum policies to support the vertical application model to develop the 5G enterprise network to accelerate the digital transformation. This presentation will discuss the stakeholders’ views with regard to the 5G vertical application domains.
23 September 2020

Examining the roles of social media and alternative media in social movement participation : A study of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

During the recent wave of pro-democracy movement across the world, new media technologies play a vital role in mobilizing participants. This study examines the impacts of social media and alternative media on social movement participation in Hong Kong.
8 October 2020

Editorial: Introduction to this Special Issue : English for Academic and Professional Purposes in the Digital Era

Developments in digital communication technologies have had a significant effect on the way that people communicate, including how we gain access to, create and disseminate knowledge in academic and professional contexts. The purpose of this special issue is to engage with these issues.
8 October 2020

Electoral and Public Opinion Forecasts with Social Media Data : A Meta-Analysis

In recent years, many studies have used social media data to make estimates of electoral outcomes and public opinion. This paper reports the findings from a meta-analysis examining the predictive power of social media data.
8 October 2020

Inadvertent Learning on a Portal Site : A Longitudinal Field Experiment

Longitudinal analysis using a follow-up survey not only demonstrated that the inadvertent learning effect persisted even after 2 months of the experiment but also suggested that the effect spilled over to new learning opportunities.
11 October 2020

Social media and citizen engagement : A meta-analytic review

This meta-analytic study reviews empirical research published from 2007 to 2013 with an aim of providing robust conclusions about the relationship between social media use and citizen engagement.
11 October 2020

Context Collapse or Context Relapse? Analyzing Social and Anti-Social Affordances of Social Media

This paper takes a closer look at two widely used and closely linked concepts in social media scholarship—affordances and context collapse—and critically assesses their value for future research.
29 October 2020

Process-based Model in Digital Multimodal Composing Assessment

CLASS Faculty investigated how to assess the multimodal compositions, which go beyond expression through language alone, by interviewing teachers on a CityU course in English for science, about how they assess students’ digital video scientific documentaries.
4 March 2021

Understanding Political Polarisation in the New Media Age

The distribution of public opinion signals social preferences. People make many decisions in their daily lives based on their perception of the opinion climate. Similarly, policymakers formulate policy proposals based on their understanding of public opinion. With digital and social media becoming an integral part of people’s daily lives for information and communication, the proliferation of digital technologies is changing not only how public opinion can be represented, but also how it can be studied. By adopting a big data-based approach, Dr Chris SHEN Fei, Department of Media and Communication, specialising in the social and political impact of new media technologies, has proposed ways of understanding public opinion through online textual mining.
4 March 2021

Seeking Justice on the Web: How News Media and Social Norms Drive the Practice of Cyber Vigilantism

Dr Stella CHIA of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication has conducted a research study to investigate whether people’s evaluations and reactions to crowdsourced vigilantism are subject to media and social influences.