Introduction: new imaginings

Tara Brabazon

Abstract: Technology redraws the boundaries between connection, consciousness and community. This introduction offers models and theories of community to provide new ways of thinking about how identity is enabled through the read write web.

Key words: community, social media, web 2.0, Benedict Anderson, imagined communities, minorities

I guess my question is are we playing to real fear or are we inventing fears … that don’t ultimately address what people are afraid of. Are we dealing with what is real, or what is expedient?1

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart asks the key question of post-September 11 history. He pushes citizens and scholars to think about our lives and how we negotiate the spaces and places ...

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