4: Book & Philosophy YouTuber Mai Of the Intellect Grime Channel On Her Content Creation & Online Habits in Egypt & the UK
Mai, Creator of the Intellect Grime YouTube Channel, is an Egyptian YouTuber who produces content about Philosophy, languages and books. She learned about blogs from YouTube, has been on and off Facebook for years and uses an app to track her mobile phone usage. In short, she is an inspiring example of how we can take agency of our online selves.
In this episode we talk about her virtual chronology as she grew up in Egypt and as she moved to the UK for university. Did her move IRL effect her actions VRL? What is VRL? Have a listen to find out all of this and more.
3: Internet: Data Scientist and Computational Linguist Sowmya Shares Her Online Habits in India, Germany & The U.S.
Sowmya Vajjala is a Data Scientist, a Computational Linguist and one of the most intelligent and down to earth people you will ever meet. She is from India, lived in Germany for her PhD program and then taught at Iowa State University in the U.S., which is where I met her. She has since moved to Toronto, Canada, where she was during this conversation. Personally, she has impacted my life in ways I am only beginning to understand.
But that is all explained in the podcast itself. Her perspective on if living in different countries impacts people’s online experiences is very different than what we have heard so far in this podcast. This honest, matter of fact approach to the messiness of online life as it currently exists is, frankly, refreshing. I think you are going to appreciate this very different point of view on social media, geographical movement and why we do what we do online.