Asia leads the world in selfie-taking, according to a 2014 study by Time magazine. Four of the top 10 “selfiest” cities are in Asia, a find hardly surprising given that over half of the world’s social-media users reside here. Selfie culture has become so dominant in Asia that two global smartphone giants, China’s Huawei and South Korea’s Samsung, compete with front-facing camera specs and ownership of spin-off category terms like “groufie” and “wefie”, respectively.
In the first of a four part series, Edward Appleton shares his thoughts on how to best handle international, cross-cultural research.
In the latest of our semiotic series, Laura Oswald uncovers how we decode the meaning of pain.