Ben was at the Digital Inclusion Conference in London yesterday. It’s a big thing in an age where online communities are becoming more and more central in people’s lives, and the debates go on as to whether these online relationships – via Facebook, Twitter etc – are any real replacement for physical relationships. Here’s a video of him talking to a protester, in a conversation that scratches the surface of the whole issue:
Fascinating stuff, especially to me with my sociology studies. I think this is the sort of thing that the team behind the course I’ve been doing should consider including when they update it (it came out in 2002, so parts of it are looking very dated now).