Virtual Community

“Our perception of community is becoming disembodied, a product of mediated communication based on shared interest rather than a product of face-to-face communication based on shared space.” (Tim Challies – The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion)

2 thoughts on “Virtual Community

  1. And not even that.
    Twenty-five years ago I hoped that digital communications might make it possible to communicate with people who shared my interests even though they didn’t share my space. But the workd of digital communications has become so fragmented that that hope has never been fulfilled.


  2. I know, the problem is there at that many forums and their members are so transient that its a stretch to call many of them “connunities”, though fortunately I have found exceptions.


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