Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Communication constitutes community!

Graham and Marvin, after the long explanation of cyber space and physical place, conclude that "real face-to-face interaction, the chance encounter, the full exposure to the flux and clamour of urban life - in short, the richeness of the human experience of place - will inevitably make a virtual community a very poor substitute for the kinds of urban communities celebrated by Jane Jacobs in her famous book The Death and Lif of Great American Cities (1962)" (p. 231).
From their conclusion, I think that they imply that communication constitutes community. All sorts of different communications may determine our community. What kind of communication are we involving in cyberspace and real place?

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