As I was looking through the blog and working through the final I was pondering this and wondered what you guys thought...
When Postman talked about the telegraph he said that it made people care about all the things that were happening across national and international borders, rather than what was taking place in their neighborhood alone. From the reading it seemed like his opinion was if this news had no impact on your life that it really wasn't necessary for you to be knowledgable about it.
I was thinking about some examples, and I think that in relation to the internet, obviously there are connections there. We see news from all across the world by a simple click of our mouse. But is it relevant to us?
I follow a few bands on Twitter from the UK and I noticed that even though they were far from Boston, during the tragedy that took place they were sending messages to people here. One of the band members is an avid runner, so I see the connection there, but do you think this only affected them because they have relation to the topic? Or does the connecting power of the internet create more empathy between individuals despite distance?