Yi’s family

2015 Shanghai

Yi is a 22-year-old female, senior student in Shanghai, majoring in Public Administration. Both of her parents work in factories as managers in a Shanghai suburb. She comes back home quite often, almost once a week. WeChat is Yi’s preference when communicating with friends although she does not use SNS frequently.


(Yi only had 3 posts from August to December in 2014)

Yi thinks that she teaches her mother about the Internet, however her mother claims that her Internet literacy comes mainly from her own use and information from her colleagues. Yi’s father seldom uses WeChat. The family does have a family chat group on WeChat but it is rarely used, as they are more comfortable talking on the phone or communicating face-to-face.

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