Be Part of Where You Live

What concerns me is how our information networks have enabled us to become hyper-connected to geographically distant communities, while at the same time disconnected from our local ones. Virtual and long-distance relationships can enrich our lives in myriad ways, but I fear that our reliance on them has the potential to erode our physical communities and diminish our sense of place.

Wendell Berry once said that “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” Knowing where you are requires being fully present in your place, and you can’t do that when you’re glued to your Twitter feed 24/7 or jetting around in search of face time with connections outside your local community. People who live in a place without inhabiting it are like vacant houses in a neighborhood. (And if they travel enough, their only presence in their community is their vacant house.)


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 You Don’t Live in the Twitterverse: a Plea to Ground Yourself in Place
Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Aschwanden, Christie (July 8, 2011), You Don’t Live in the Twitterverse: a Plea to Ground Yourself in Place, Retrieved on 2017-06-20
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    20 JUN 2017

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    Folksonomies: social media locality
    Folksonomies: social media locality