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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2024, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2024.060104.

Engagement and Surveillance: A Digital Utopia in the Platform Age


Ning Jingru

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Ning Jingru

Broadcasting & Hosting Arts Profession, Communication University of Zhejiang, Hangzhou, China


The advent of the platform era has injected vitality into global economic development, cultural production, and social life, giving rise to a new type of economic and cultural ecosystem: the global trade flow facilitated by the platform economy in a connected time-space; The platform fosters audience engagement in content production, thereby invigorating the innovative development of Chinese culture and fostering international exchanges. Moreover, the platform's robust data processing capabilities ensure the advancement of smart city construction and offer individuals more convenient and intelligent services. However, in the era of platforms driven by mobility and participation, there are not only opportunities for economic and cultural development but also challenges such as personal privacy breaches and property infringements due to data security concerns. Additionally, algorithmic mechanisms may lead to invisible social biases, while the use of artificial intelligence can generate false news and disrupt the global information order. Therefore, "digital welfare" in this platform era necessitates a dialectical analysis that emphasizes constructing a networked community based on mutual learning and inclusiveness of civilizations to provide valuable insights.


platform era; Participation culture; Algorithm monitoring; Data security

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Ning Jingru. Engagement and Surveillance: A Digital Utopia in the Platform Age. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 18-22. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2024.060104.


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