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Sept 1, 2009: Broadcasting Your Life

Blogging, Tweeting and Facebooking: "The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one." -- Joan Baez For many, the explosion of social media has increased the amount of time we spend communicating through our computers and hand-held devices. Some believe these advances enhance our relationships while others see this trend as isolating, making us less human. Do our social and interpersonal skills suffer as we choose to broadcast our activities and experiences as the latest news story? Do we have an increased sense of self importance? Has our sense of respect, propriety, and privacy been clouded? Is our dedication to a virtual "audience" imposing on our availability and attention to those we actually spend face time with? The readings for this month are varied, but fun. We'll have a more focused discussion based on the questions above and I'm sure, your personal experiences. Please browse what interests you in this st