I research how technology makes us human. 中文
I am a global tech ethnographer who studies how youth engage in identity making and trust making online. As a sociologist, I use cultural knowledge to develop compelling experiences around services & products for organizations who have people at their heart. I am a leading source for journalists, investors, and researchers who want to understand online communities, digital facing products, and emerging markets - especially in China & Latin America where I have spent a lot of time conducting fieldwork. I have done work in the name of Fortune 500 companies like Nokia and Microsoft, and institutions like the Fulbright and National Science Foundation. I am currently writing a book about the internet as an expressive space for identity change in China. I contribute to magazines and give talks. For speaking inquiries, please contact The China Speaker's Bureau.
Updates: Video of "Designing for Trust" talk in Sweden / Interview with me about Human Flesh Search in The Atlantic / Fast Company interview with me & slideshow of my fieldwork / I comment on a Global Post article on Weibo & Google's new censorship tool. / Wired UK article on Transparency in China / Check out 88 Gong for media jobs in Greater Asia