Friday, June 03, 2005

New Communities

This article (Beyond Kiwanis: Internet builds new communities)in USAToday says that "five years after sociologist Robert Putnam documented the decline of community involvement in his book Bowling Alone,a new spirit of civic engagement is flourishing, largely because of 21st-century technology.Cell phones,e-mails, instant text messaging and Blackberries are helping mobile,busy Americans link up with neighbors on their commutes to work,in the middle of the night and on business trips".

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