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As I walk the streets and roam the web of China, I share snapshots from my fieldwork on Bytes of China. My list of longer thought pieces can be found on my Writing Page

I am currently living in China, following students and migrants as they process information and desire, remaking cities and rural areas. I investigate media and memes in their collisions with markets, governments, and local thugs.   [More about Bytes of China.]

Here's a video of the most recent talk I gave about my research at LIFT in Geneva, Switzerland, "Dancing with Handcuffs: The Geography of Trust in Social Networks". In this talk, I analyze the changing conceptions of trust through the story of a college student who threw shoes and eggs at the government official who oversees internet censorship in China. 

Read more about my research. My analysis of culture and technology can be found on Cultural Bytes. And my personal blog is Hi Tricia.

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Jun112011

Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus

 

 

This older man is using his stylus to write Chinese characters for a text message. He keeps having to take his glasses on and off to write it. He writes a few strokes, then presses a button, then puts his glasses back on, and then repeats the entire process. The bus is also very bumpy so he is trying to stablize the mobile with his hands.

Across the aisle, a girl is cutting her nails (picture below).

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    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang [ethnographer & sociologist researching cellphones and computers in China & Mexico]
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    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
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    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
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    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
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    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
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    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
  • Response
    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
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    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
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    Response: Saleh Stevens
    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
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    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets
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    Man on bus having difficulty with his cellphone stylus - Bytes of China - Tricia Wang, Global Tech Ethnographer transforming research, specializes in China & emerging markets

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