Guardian :: Arab revolutions arrive via Al-Jazeera and Twitter; London street fires are lit by BlackBerrys. Communities that used to eat together and pray together meet only on Facebook. The globe is an instant but also far more ephemeral place.
[Peter Preston:] We lie back before a tsunami of debt, an avalanche of looting, a tidal wave of adjectival disaster. But we are not required to understand what so much scary verbiage means.
"What happens to us when we become infatuated with and then seduced by" the new technologies of communication, asks Andrew Postman. "Do they free us or imprison us? Do they improve or degrade democracy?"
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