Talking Cultural Diversity

a discussion board for cultural and diversity issues by Thomas Kochman and Jean Mavrelis

Do you agree?

By Jean Mavrelis - 06.25.2011

Social networks (online) are often more diverse than our “real world” networks.

It may appear that you have a fairly diverse group of friends on FB, while in real life, you interact with a bunch of people from a similar social and cultural background.

Social networks online create opportunity to connect outside of your comfort zone.  We are able to witness the same “human” elements on everyone’s FB page.

Your Black friend’s FB isn’t all that different from your Asian friend –  baby pics, head cold complaints, financial issues, article sharing, etc.

We are all so similar when you get down to the base ingredients of how we spend our days.

The computer/mobile screen allows for a more global community to exist.

2 Responses so far

Yes I do agree Jean that social networks that are primarily online are often more diverse than our “real world” networks. My question is why is there such a difference in the two worlds? I believe it should be the same across the board. As you stated when we get down to the base ingredients of how we spend our days we are similar.

i agree and disagree, yes on social networks you do have diversity with in friends. but you also have people making hate pages towards different races. in social networks most people dont look at skin color or religion.

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