What I Learned (And Didn't Learn) Living in China – When Cedric moved to Hong Kong in 2009, microblogs in mainland China were rudimentary clones of Twitter and online forums were still all the rage. Today, the likes of Weibo, WeChat and other social media with Chinese characteristics are indispensable parts of the media ecosystem. Back in Canada, Sam followed what happened in China like most people did: in small periodical quantities through mainstream media. It is still mostly true today, but with automation techniques, machine translation, and design, there is an opportunity to create tools for reporters and the public for understanding what is happening in this gigantic country more efficiently and in real-time. Whether it is in China or elsewhere in this ever more connected world, designers, programmers and journalists can work together to better collect, aggregate and repackage the large amounts of online information and to create narratives of the future.