Working Online (04:25)
Liu Dongdong is an ordinary worker in Beijing who is rarely separated from his smartphone; along with his day job working as a marketing executive for a media company, he is an online parody expert who found fame through his YouTube platform. Along with his more humorous songs, Liu shares commentaries about Chinese social issues.
Creating Online Content (09:44)
A group of young creatives in Malaysia record episodes of the “Effing Show” in their DIY home-based studio. Writer and host Ezra Zaid discuss the controversy surrounding Erykah Badu; Mark Teh says the political climate of Malaysia is intense, and they hope to use their show to make people laugh, but to also provide political commentaries.
Social Media Campaigns (09:28)
Li Er, President of Erma China, is the PR director for some of China’s most hated online sensationalists, but many of his campaigns go viral. A young woman takes to the streets of Shanghai with impossible demands for a spouse. See a crowd of people waiting to audition for an online micro movie for Mobile Game, a Japanese smartphone gaming company.
Internet Public Figures (07:06)
Lee Wee Meng Chee is a reluctant Malaysian public figure known as Namewee who began his career as a songwriter and has now transitioned into music production, video production, and movie directing. “I Am Who I Am” is Namewee’s online biography which chronicles the trouble he has gotten into online.
Online Social Change (07:57)
Deng Fei is an online celebrity and creator of the Free Lunch for Children Program and a microblogger who discusses the issues faced by migrant workers, organ harvesting, and child abduction. Prominent voices on Weibo, including that of novelist Murong Xuecun, believe social change will being on social media.
Being Positive Online (03:04)
Postcode.sg is a platform created to provide a new type of long-form internet-based journalism. Publisher and editorial director Huzir Sulaiman discusses the way he uses the internet as a simple means of distribution and has no problem finding like-minded readers. Julian Tai is a Singapore undergraduate who frequently writes for postcode.sg.
Future of Online Influencers (07:19)
Dee Kosh began his career recording random rants and posting them to YouTube; overtime, Kosh became more concerned with social and mental health issues and would speak out in his videos. Daphne Chiu discusses the social media challenge which helped her gain a more positive and hopeful worldview.
Credits: Living Big Online (00:25)
Credits: Living Big Online
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