On page 14 Lankshear & Knobel speak to the breaking down of established roles and responsibilities in delivering a story. This has really resonated with me. The importance of contribution is beyond measure. The ease of immediate communication has changed the way we work, go to school, and even interact within our local community. We are receiving stories from many individuals of many cultural backgrounds and locations. While we have dissolved barriers intended to define a work or home space, I can’t help but wonder if we have inadvertently created new borders or confines in which we deliver stories? One such example is the ability to share a story with another human via virtual space. This is a growing trend where we have inadvertently let go of our need to interact with people in a face-to-face forum. I witness small groups of people sitting next to each other, but with their eyes focused on a small screen and interacting in a very hollow space. Have we already set the foundation for isolating ourselves from our in-person neighbor?

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