In a feature article in the Toronto Standard, Megan Patterson examines the state of the ‘digital versus real’ debate, and its consequences in today’s social life.
“To try and figure out why we separate the ‘digital’ world and the ‘real’ one, I turned to York University professor and social psychologist David Toews. “It has now come to a point where people not only can, they are often expected to, communicate with each other in multiple media formats, frequently as many as possible and even many different ones simultaneously,” He explains. ”This means that the consensus that people turn to in order to define what is real and what is not real is much more unstable.””
Read more at: http://torontostandard.com/industry/the-digital-divide/