Tag: virtual community

The Virtual Community

All sorts of reasons have been advanced in recent years to explain the decline of community in America, from the way we design our neighborhoods to the increased mobility of the average American to such demographic shifts as the movement of women into the labor force. But the onslaught of television and other electronic technologies [...]

The Promises and Perils of Technology

I’ve posted two new interviews on how technology is remaking our world — for better and for worse. Howard Rheingold, who had staked out a presence on the Net before most of us had a personal computer, let alone a modem and a dial-up connection, talks about the idea of “virtual community” and the true [...]