Chinese Netizens Are Helping A New Yorker Find His Stolen iPhone

Chinese social media story - lost iPhone

Here’s the classic story of a man who lost his phone in New York’s East Village only to discover — due to a stranger’s pictures appearing on his photo stream — that the phone is still alive, though halfway across the world. This is undoubtedly the cross-culture social media story of the year, featuring Avril Lavigne, firework pics (iPhones have amazing cameras, never forget), and a human flesh engine search initiated by Chinese netizens.

This story is going to be a classic, anyway. Go read it…

The next day, I went to the Apple Store and tried to explain to them that pictures from some guy in China were showing up on my phone.

They were confused. I got sent around the store until some guy made me log into my iCloud account.

Sure enough, there was my old iPhone on network.

That was it. There it was. My stolen iPhone had gone from the East Village to China. Incredible.

…and stay tuned.

Chinese social media story - lost iPhone 2

Who Is This Man And Why Are His Photos Showing Up On My Phone? (Buzzfeed)

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