Digital Society

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The protest for electoral reform in London today could have just been another piece of news. But I know Tim Hancock and Quin Golding went. I am connected to that event through people I know. I would have been still connected to that event without social networking, but Facebook made me conscious that I was. An awareness of events around us and our connection to them is part of what differentiates the solitary individual from the member of society. A global consciousness facilitated by technology is changing our relationships with others and in turn will change our politics and our society. We grew from small communities, but live in an environment of such scale, that only with this kind of technology can we continue to feel a part of something, a part of society. Technology isn’t tearing people apart, its bringing them together.

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