I had a lovely time chatting with Abby McBride from Agenda Magazine.
I shared my thoughts on what Digital Urbanism 2.0 will look like when 3G smartphone use will be more pervasive and affordable. We also talked about the kinds of inequalities migrants face, what kind of dreams they have, and how they make do tough situations.
By the end of the interview, I admitted that the Chinese internet is absolutely overwhelming. There are so many new products, ideas, and practices emerging everyday that it's impossible to keep up. Luckily I have a great team of research assistants. If you're curious about what my research assistants are reading, check out our open tumblr blog. And for the latest info from my fieldwork, my reseach blog is Bytes of China.
The best part about chatting with Agenda Magazine was receiving the actual magazine and learning about all the other people who were interviewed and doing amazing work and creating really cool stuff.
- Ai Ching Goh from Piktochart tells us that we call can be info visualists!
- Fritz Demopolous, co-founder of the largest Chinese travel website, Qunar, talked about his experiences from the early days of the Chinese internet.
- Josh Ong talks about how his top agent role as an Apple Insider reporter.
- Frank Yu shares what inspired him to co-found Kwestr.
What struck me in all of these interviews were each of their undestanding of the "social."
*Thanks Jennifer Thome and Abby McBride! :)