Featured Video

You've been harmonized!

This Flash animation, found at an online competition to raise awareness about scientific development and harmonious society, features a BBS comment thread that gets "harmonized" (被和谐) to illustrate a new addition to netspeak. (more)

The video starts out with a list of net jargon that the viewer must be aware of in order to understand the subsequent thread. It moves on to display a series of posts in a thread about some famous person. A few people start slinging insults, at which point their posts are deleted. Someone asks where they went. The answer: "They've been harmonized." It concludes with a shot of a smiling President Hu and the words, "Everyone is responsible for a harmonious society."

See the link above for the better-quality Flash version. Thanks to David Bandurski at China Media Project for the tip.

There are currently 1 Comments for You've been harmonized!.

Comments on You've been harmonized!

被和谐 can also mean being GFW'ed.

link

Also, 被GFW:

link

China Media Timeline
Major media events over the last three decades
Danwei Model Workers
The latest recommended blogs and new media
laomo2010x80.jpg
From 2008
Front Page of the Day
A different newspaper every weekday
From the Vault
Classic Danwei posts
+ Culture and corporate propaganda in Soho Xiaobao (2007.11): Mid-2007 issues of Soho Xiaobao (SOHO小报), illustrating the complicated identity of in-house magazines run by real estate companies.
+ Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship (2010.03): Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship at an officially sanctioned meeting in Shenzhen.
+ Crowd-sourced cheating on the 2010 gaokao (2010.06): A student in Sichuan seeks help with the ancient Chinese section of this year's college entrance exam -- while the test is going on!
Danwei Archives