RenRen and Social Capital in Contemporary China

Naziat Choudhury, David Holmes

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Abstract

The study of social media in China is underdeveloped, and has had little exposure to western media studies traditions. This paper investigates how Chinese urbanisation has created the conditions for the popularity of the social networking service RenRen.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Social Media
Subtitle of host publicationSocial, Cultural, and Political Implications
EditorsMike Kent, Katie Ellis, Jian Xu
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherRoutledge
Pages106-116
Number of pages11
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315160214
ISBN (Print)9781138064775
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia
PublisherRoutledge
Number1

Keywords

  • Social media
  • China

Cite this

Choudhury, N., & Holmes, D. (2018). RenRen and Social Capital in Contemporary China. In M. Kent, K. Ellis, & J. Xu (Eds.), Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications (1st ed., pp. 106-116). (Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia; No. 1). Routledge.