Tricia Wang’s delightful talk at LIFT 12 touches upon a variety of subjects:
The full back story and epilogue of the person who threw his shoe at the Father of the Great Firewall. Fun fact she mentions: Because the scandal was censored within China and not a big deal, the shoe thrower was only chastised lightly by local officials.
The difference between a social circle and social network; how the former is built on trust, and how the latter draws on the former to foster trust between its members.
How a culture of collaborative cheating at school teaches people in China about teamwork and online collaborations (fan subs, human flesh search engine).
I’m not doing the talk justice by summarizing so abruptly, so if you haven’t already, hit play on the video above.
And if you’re still hungry for more: Read the background and the footnotes to the talk on Tricia’s blog here.