I completed my Ph.D. in 2011 and I am currently a postdoctoral associate at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. I can still be reached at my umich email address.

Yong-Mi Kim
Doctoral Candidate
School of Information
University of Michigan
k i m y m @ u m i c h d o t e d u

I am interested in how people use the Web to find information, whether the information is in a website or a person's head. I am interested in the tools they use, whether search engines, sites for asking questions, or online communities devoted to specific topics. And I am interested in how to make the tools better for people when they are looking for information on the Web.

People turn to the Web just to hang out. They talk about television shows; tell each other about wonderful things they saw; or find the latest deals. While doing all these things, they end up learning new things and meeting new people.

... life will be happier for the on-line individual because the people with whom one interacts most strongly will be selected more by commonality of interests and goals than by accidents of proximity.
J.C.R. Licklider and Robert W. Taylor, "The Computer as a Communication Device" (1968)