Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Snippet: We Need to Learn to Become Digital Citizens

We Need to Learn to Become Digital Citizens:
It's not about the technology, it's about us.

That’s the obvious yet elusive truth that has been elbowing its way into the popular consciousness since 2010: there is no digital “world,” no “first nation in cyberspace” lurking behind our computer screens. Instead, what we see and do online is a part of what we do, period. The Internet is neither a magical kingdom nor a pirate nation of free speech and perfect artistic self-expression circling the earth beyond the reach of national laws. Nor is it an alien intrusion flooding a fragile human reality with orcs, kinky sex, and email scams from Nigerian bankers. The Internet is us. Once we accept this, it follows that we have a lot of work to do.
Via: The Daily Beast

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