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Issues, not personalities, stir net users to action

The theme of a protest matters more to the online community than the political personalities behind the rallies, a study has found. Internet users tend to trust online media more than traditional print and electronic sources, it also found.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:10pm

People Power member held over web attack

A crusader for victims of the Tiananmen crackdown was among three Hongkongers arrested yesterday on suspicion of shutting down three government websites.

Police said the suspects - two men aged 31 and 20 and a 15-year-old boy - were involved in the attempted 'distributed denial of service' attack.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Missing HK student found alive and well in the US

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Blog blocked over HK vigil

BEIJING - A mainland microblogger who had more than four million followers had his microblog taken down by censors. The blogger had posted a photo that some internet users linked to the candle-light vigil in Hong Kong Monday night on the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Climate study fails to address the weather

Since yesterday was International Day Against Homophobia, we attended a press conference organised by non-governmental organisation Community Business and was enlightened by the study it prepared with the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme and sponsored by Barclays.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am


Facebook depression

Are you busy checking your Facebook account every day to see if anyone has commented on your status? Do you feel that your friends' lives are better than yours when browsing their photo albums? If so, you may be a victim of Facebook depression.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tourism 'likes' social media

Just how much commercial value does each 'like' on Facebook represent?

The answer is anyone's guess, but a growing number of companies in the travel and tourism trade aren't taking any chances.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

It's enough to give you indigestion

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dolce & Gabbana's apology too late

After weeks of protests over its photo ban against Hongkongers, Dolce & Gabbana finally broke its silence early yesterday morning - as most of the city slept - to say it was 'truly sorry'.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Row over luxury retailer turns ugly online

Anger towards Dolce & Gabbana intensified yesterday when a woman claiming to work for the Italian luxury fashion house posted remarks online describing protesters drawn to the flagship outlet at the weekend as shameful and mentally retarded.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Fashion house D&G backs off from photos ban

Luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana appears to have backed down from its stance of banning people from taking photographs outside its Tsim Sha Tsui shop, but this has not stopped an online backlash against the brand and a planned protest tomorrow.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Canadian disappears in Kowloon

A Canadian student missing in Hong Kong for nearly a week seemed groggy and spaced out when he was last seen, his flatmate said.

Joseph 'Joey' Basha, 25, (pictured) was not himself the night he went missing, flatmate Dino Lee said.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Interfering parents 'damaging children'

Some call them tiger mums. Others call them helicopter parents. But their undue interference is just not conducive to good communication or healthy childhood development, experts warned, after a survey revealed just how closely parents like to monitor their children.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Election rules put candidates off internet

Hong Kong's complex election rules are forcing the city's political hopefuls off Facebook and other social networking sites for fear that they could fall foul of the regulations.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Selling goes hi-tech for the iPhone generation

This year, a businessman in Beijing used a brand new, custom-designed app on his iPad to take a virtual tour of a luxury flat in Miami to check out the views and get a sense of the neighbourhood. He bought without getting on a plane.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am