By Maurice Kwok-to Choi,Kwok-bun Chan
Based on a examine utilizing on-line ethnography because the significant study approach, this ebook explains why and the way males in Hong Kong use QQ—an on-line speedy messenger—to “chase” ladies in mainland China, in particular within the neighboring urban of Shenzhen. Chasing girls via QQ is a reciprocal trade method in which the assets to be exchanged within the interplay are usually not negotiated. fairly, the lads offer assets to the ladies, hoping for rewards in go back that aren't assured. This attribute of the trade makes males who chase girls via QQ very strategic of their motion. they fight to maximise the rewards and reduce the prices through adopting myriad options, akin to developing an enticing on-line id through strategic self-presentation. The function of feelings within the trade procedure is usually tested. males study the emotional norms in the course of the on-line discussion board, yet occasionally it truly is tough for them to regulate their feelings; a few males fall in love after they usually are not speculated to. because it occurs, they've got didn't calculate the prices and rewards rationally in that they might supply too many assets to the ladies with no getting sufficient rewards in return.
This ebook presents unique insights into the idea tactics, motivations, wishes, anxieties and dangers of Hong Kong males looking non permanent sexual relatives with girls at the mainland. those insights are hugely appropriate to our knowing of the quick evolving use of social media, a phenomenon of globally value and deep implications.
Read or Download Online Dating as A Strategic Game: Why and How Men in Hong Kong Use QQ to Chase Women in Mainland China PDF
Best media studies books
Media improvement seeks to aid and advertise a pluralistic, editorially self sufficient and financially sustainable media zone. An self sustaining media quarter buttresses key governance pursuits similar to voice, responsibility, and transparency -- now not via dissemination of messages approximately those matters, yet via its very lifestyles.
During the last decade, students, practitioners, and prime diplomats have forcefully argued for the necessity to flow past one-way, mass-media-driven campaigns and enhance extra relational suggestions. within the coming years, because the variety of public international relations actors grows, the problems turn into extra complexly intertwined, and using social media proliferates, the point of interest on kinfolk will accentuate besides the calls for for extra refined concepts.
Images grew to become a dominant medium in cultural existence beginning within the overdue 19th century. because it occurred, audience more and more used their reactions to images to touch upon and debate public matters as very important as warfare, nationwide id, and citizenship. Cara A. Finnegan analyzes a wealth of newspaper and journal articles, letters to the editor, trial testimony, books, and speeches produced by way of audience in line with particular images they encountered in public.
The Berlin Olympics, August 14, 1936. German rowers, dominant on the video games, line up opposed to America's best eight-oared workforce. thousands of thousands of listeners around the world wait through their radios. Leni Riefenstahl prepares her cameramen. Grantland Rice seems previous the 75,000 spectators crowding the riverbank.
- Islam und Orient im Bild der Presse: Zur Suggestivkraft multimodaler Berichterstattung (German Edition)
- Bildinterpretation nach Marotzki: Abschreckung auf der Autobahn Anwendung der Bildanalyse nach Winfried Marotzki an der Plakatkampagne „Runter vom Gas“ (German Edition)
- Innovation der Persuasion: Die Qualität der Werbe- und Markenkommunikation in neuen Medienwelten (German Edition)
- Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves, Revised Edition
Additional info for Online Dating as A Strategic Game: Why and How Men in Hong Kong Use QQ to Chase Women in Mainland China
Online Dating as A Strategic Game: Why and How Men in Hong Kong Use QQ to Chase Women in Mainland China by Maurice Kwok-to Choi,Kwok-bun Chan