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March 23, 2018Published by: Battenhall Intern

SXSW 2018: Trends and highlights

South by Southwest (SXSW) – the Texas-based annual celebration of interactive technology, film, and music – wrapped up at the weekend, and it was as inspiring and eclectic as ever.

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August 23, 2017Published by: Battenhall Intern

A snapshot of how WeChat is used in China

Social media in China is nothing like what we’re used to in the West. Although the country’s Great Firewall blocks most external social media platforms, it is not short of its own unique social networks, as technology is a driving factor for the Chinese economy. RenRen, Weibo and Youku Tudou are examples of social media platforms that, from a Western perspective, are often said to be similar to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Yet, having just returned from Beijing, my argument is that they can't be so easily compared - especially when it comes to the WeChat app.

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