Benkler and Shirky Questions

  1. Is  a wider group of weak-tie relationships beneficial?  Are these weak ties superficial or do they add something meaningful to an individuals social experience?
  2. How is the fact that the internet allows for textual, aural, and visual communications and one-to-one, one-to-few, few-to-few, one-to-many, and many-to-many communications affecting the way we function as social beings?  Is it changing our behaviors radically?  Are today’s youths going to be wired in totally different ways than my parents generations?  What similarities transcend the differences in technology?
  3. How much does anonymity online change the virtual communities that are developing?

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