Yao Weiming, a 25-year-old boy, gave netizens a popular science on how to choose good-looking and comfortable clothes, which attracted the attention of many netizens.

When he graduated from university, he had already become a popular science blogger with 100,000 fans. Interestingly, this experience helped Yao Weiming, who graduated from a second-year university, "beat" many competitors with high degrees from famous schools when applying for a job, and joined a well-known listed company in the industry. company.

At present, Yao Weiming has become a textile chemical engineer and has been regarded as a clothes-buying consultant by 1.3 million netizens.

On January 12, Yao Weiming said in an interview with the Ziniu News reporter of the Yangtze Evening News: "There are still more unknown contents to be explored."

  Ziniu News trainee reporter Xu Shaoda

  The university began to popularize science and pick clothes "cold knowledge" and accumulated nearly 100,000 fans when it graduated

  Yao Weiming, 25 years old this year, is from Shanxi. He graduated from a secondary school with a major in light chemical engineering. He is currently working as a textile chemical engineer in a listed company.

Wearing a white coat, it is his daily life to study the chemicals that need to be added in the process of clothing production in the laboratory.

In his spare time, he has another identity that attracts more attention. He is a textile science blogger with more than 1.3 million fans. The advantages and disadvantages of clothing fabrics, the small details that need to be paid attention to when choosing clothes, etc., so as to help everyone buy clothes with higher cost performance."

  In 2016, when he was still in his sophomore year, he began to publish related popular science content on the Internet.

Yao Weiming said: "At that time, I was still in school, and the teachers in professional courses would teach a lot about clothing fabrics. I discovered that there are many ways in buying clothes, looking at labels, and choosing ingredients in daily life, which are usually not noticed by everyone. .Before, many people misunderstood our profession, thinking that our profession was "adding additives to clothes indiscriminately". In order to let more netizens understand this profession, and to better consolidate the knowledge I have learned, I am in my spare time I took some time to make some popular science posts related to clothing and posted them on the Internet to share with some interested netizens."

  Yao Weiming told reporters that at the beginning, the content he shared was mainly published on the Zhihu platform, "I not only shared it myself, but also answered some related questions from netizens. If I answered a lot, I gradually attracted attention, and then more netizens went to it. He took the initiative to invite me to answer. I found that netizens had various questions, and there were still many knowledge points that I didn’t understand. So I wrote down the content taught by the teacher in class, and at the same time searched for literature by myself to integrate the relevant knowledge. At that time I often have to answer questions from non-professional netizens, so I try to explain the boring and lengthy professional knowledge in an easy-to-understand and interesting way, forming a more down-to-earth language style." Yao Weiming told reporters that because of the continuous accumulation of content, in By the time he graduated, he had nearly 100,000 followers on Zhihu.

  Popular science blogger's experience became the highlight of the interview, lucky to be hired by a listed company

  To Yao Weiming's surprise, the hobby of popularizing clothing fabrics online became a "stepping stone" for him to be recognized by a listed company when he was looking for a job.

  "At that time, I was still in my senior year. I went to a listed company to apply for a job as a textile chemical engineer. On the day of the interview, the waiting room was crowded with undergraduate and master graduates from 985 and 211, as well as many returnees from well-known universities. ', when I heard them discussing which school they came from, my heart sank, and I thought that there were so many candidates from good schools, I must be out of luck." Yao Weiming said, "When it was my turn to interview, I exchanged I inadvertently mentioned my popular science account, which was very novel to the interviewers. This also made the interviewers find that I was different from other applicants. I would not memorize the standard answers in the textbooks, but Expressing obscure and difficult knowledge in more easy-to-understand language gave them a completely different feeling."

  The original interview time limit was about 15 minutes for each person, but the interviewers talked with Yao Weiming for nearly an hour that day.

After joining the job, the original interviewer told Yao Weiming that they were all amazed at Yao Weiming's professional foundation at that time, "The basic skills are no less than those of highly educated applicants, and they are better than others."

  Yao Weiming said: "I am a very ordinary undergraduate who graduated from a second-school university. I don't have any advantage in academic qualifications, and my academic performance in school is not particularly outstanding, but the interviewer at that time felt that I had persisted in the past few years. The practice of popularizing clothing knowledge is more meaningful than advanced education.”

  After successfully joining the job, Yao Weiming felt that this job has great practical significance in people's daily life, "For example, we usually like to wear quick-drying clothes when exercising. Its main material is polyester fiber, but in everyone's In the traditional impression, polyester fiber does not absorb water or sweat, so why choose it? This is because polyester fiber has moisture-wicking properties. At this time, textile chemical engineers need to add some chemical substances to it to improve its water absorption. for quick drying."

  From text to video

  There is more to explore in the future

  After graduation, Yao Weiming found that there were more and more short videos on the Internet, so he began to think about changing his popular science content from pictures to videos.

"In January 2020, I tried to shoot my first video, teaching netizens how to make a non-stick umbrella that sells online for 100 yuan in 10 minutes. Because of the experience of accumulating 100,000 fans before, I started to make short videos When popularizing science, I was quite confident.”

  So, shooting and editing popular science videos every day filled his spare time.

"In April 2022, I made a video called "Professional Explanation of Various Clothing Fabric Components", which systematically explained the origin and application of the most common fabrics such as cotton, wool, silk, and bamboo fiber in daily life. Waiting for knowledge, I gained 10 million views at that time, and many netizens left comments and liked it, saying that my video gave them a lot of inspiration when choosing clothes and bedding."

  Yao Weiming introduced that many people are now aware of the harm of food additives to the human body, but most consumers have not realized that the many bad additives on poor-quality clothes are actually more harmful to the human body. "So I will teach netizens that when choosing When making clothes, it is necessary to judge whether a certain fabric needs to be added with chemical components when it achieves a certain function, and what kind of chemical components will be added.”

  "Science popularization seems easy, but there is no room for falsehoods, because if the wording is not rigorous, it will lead to misunderstandings by the majority of netizens, so I will always maintain a rigorous attitude to ensure that my knowledge of popular science is more accurate and reliable." Yao Weiming said.

  At the end of the interview, Yao Weiming also popularized a common misunderstanding about clothes to the reporter, "Many businesses will claim that their clothes do not contain fluorescent whitening agents, because it is generally believed that fluorescent whitening agents are harmful substances. But in fact, there is currently no A related study can prove that fluorescent whitening agents are harmful to the human body, so don't worry about it. But if you really don't want to wear clothes containing fluorescent whitening agents, I will tell you a little trick, that is, if your clothes are more harmful than paper towels If it is whiter, it must contain fluorescent whitening agents, because the whiteness of paper towels is the highest level that current bleaching technology can achieve."

  Yao Weiming said that the knowledge of the textile industry is very deep, "There are still more unknown contents to be explored, so I will also do more science popularization for everyone while learning."