How the rise of self-contained social media networks is changing the path to public influence.
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A new book explores international broadcasting and media from a Chinese perspective.
Philip Seib looks at how terrorist groups such as ISIL, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram use different types of media.
Stories explored television broadcasts and film festivals to strengthen international relationships.
In an age of 24/7 information, where there’s pressure to stand out, and a general expectation that we should react to news in real time, we need to say something as quickly and emphatically as possible – so we say it with gifs. In a medium where words might be limited, the emotional impact of gifs should be similarly direct: “They’re lingua franca,” says Dr Sarah Thornton, a San Francisco-based sociologist of culture, “They’re not determined by linguistic boundaries, and they are so simple that a child can understand them.”