Everyone else in the IRC channel seemed as displaced as I felt. There was the aspiring polyglot from Kansas; a bespectacled bombshell from Alberta, whose occasional selfies never failed to set off a lengthy line of questioning about her last name and exact location; a Middle Eastern girl who regrettably lived in Texas and was a close friend at the time (I’ve yet to again experience a bonding moment quite like hearing her voice over the phone, diluted to a whisper, because her sleeping mother had to wake up in two hours for work). Identity politics wasn’t the hotbed issue it is now, so we never discussed it explicitly.
Li Tingting (李婷婷), also known as Li Maizi (李麦子), is one of the “Feminist Five” in China who were detained on the eve of the International Women’s Day in 2015; they were planning a protest against sexual harassment on public transportation, which is insidiously prevalent in China.
Hong Kong Today, the former British colony is a major tourism destination for China's increasingly affluent mainland population.
It is also an important hub in East Asia with global connections to many of the world's cities.
The women were released after 37 days in detention following an unprecedented international outcry.
Then they called in a locksmith company to pry open the lock, so I opened the door for them."Fire Chat" sounds like a phony location-based sex line. We already have Whatsapp, Facebook messenger, Snapchat etc, what makes Fire Chat different?You can chat "off the grid", even if there is no internet connection or mobile phone coverage. Instead of relying on a central server, it is based on peer-to-peer “mesh networking” and connects to nearby phones using Bluetooth and Wi Fi, with connectivity increasing as more people use it in an area. According to Fire Chat, "on the beach or in the subway, at a big game or a trade show, camping in the wild or at a concert, or even travelling abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there."Seriously though.Here’s what they do have, though: a keen sense of observation because they’re wondering where they fit in, and selfishness because they know so little of what adult happiness ought to be and so chase it blindly.This explains why I invested in my IRC relationships with such zeal.