RESPONSE: A Domain of One’s Own

     While reading the article, Beneath the Cobblestone…A Domain of One’s own,  an idea Audrey Watters mentions which stood out to me is about technology and magic. She states, “What’s magic: the ability to connect to other people — and connect in deeply meaningful ways — even though separated by physical space.” She shared her personal experience of going through a hard time in life which led her to create a blog. She found someone to talk to through her blog whom she did not meet for years. She does not call this communication, she calls it “human connection.” It is this “connection” which makes us so comfortable with sharing our privacy throughout the internet. We as users do not really focus on the technical aspect of the internet, we focus on connectivity and how she compares this to magic was very fascinating.

 I think the idea of having a space where you can share your life is amazing. This idea has definitely grown throughout the years. Although I am a very private person, I would love to create a blog and use my creativity to share ideas with others.

One thought on “RESPONSE: A Domain of One’s Own”

  1. I think Audrey’s point is one that tries to counter the popular media’s description of social media as all trolling and/or self-indulgent narcissism. There is that for sure, but there are many, many communities that exist in soooo many different web-spaces which thrive on the types of connections Audrey wrote about. Finding that group which is related to professional/personal interests and engaging them with a blog, a listserve, a forum, sub-reddit, and even facebook/twitter when not focused on celebrity.

    I hope the blog you create helps you on your way!

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