Getting a life: expatriate uses of new media in Hong Kong

Authored by: Meaghan Morris , Elaine Lally , Catherine Driscoll

Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138026001
eBook ISBN: 9781315774626
Adobe ISBN: 9781317684985

10.4324/9781315774626.ch37

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Abstract

“Medium” signifies first of all an intermediary. The import of the word “means” is the same. They are the middle, the intervening, things through which something now remote is brought to pass. Yet not all means are media. There are two kinds of means. One kind is external to that which is accomplished; the other kind is taken up into the consequences produced and remains immanent in them…. [The] moment we say “media,” we refer to means that are incorporated in the outcome.

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