CitizenMap: Birth and Death

In the digital media world where three months grows a new generation, the CitizenMap of the South China Morning Post, which was developed and launched in late 2010 and now been taken offline, seemed like a dinosaur. However, as the project manager back then, I found the necessity to document the existence of the short-lived platform. … Continue reading

Open Data Hong Kong

Lately I’ve been involved in a newly-started but energetic community here in Hong Kong, which connects enthusiasts from different disciplines to collaboratively push forward the open data development in this city. As a professional in data journalism and a citizen caring about transparency of information, I am very thrilled to be part of this group. So far, … Continue reading

Infographics Booming in China

Sina, China’s largest internet portal and media website, launched a channel for infographics this week. Its main mission is visualizing news, as claimed on its official weibo (microblog) introduction. Sina is already the late comer. In the past year, infographics has been booming in China. Magazines and newspapers are building more graphics, blogs are translating … Continue reading

Social media observations of the “vacation-style treatment” case

Another new term gets extremely popular in the past 24 hours: vacation-style treatment, or 休假式治疗 in Chinese, due to the abrupt news of an Chongqing official’s mysterious disappearance. It is the bigest political news for China today (Wednesday Feb 8), and gets great media attention, both nationally and internationally. I won’t list the details of the story here … Continue reading