Author Topic: The Internet as a facilitator of social intercourse?  (Read 832 times)


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Re: The Internet as a facilitator of social intercourse?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 11:01:41 AM »
I find internet interactions fascinating. I've been an active forum participator for over 12 years now. Facebook just told me that my posts there have now accumulated 30,000 'likes'. I have acquaintances (I baulk at the term friends) all over the world all genders, sexualities, faiths and races. It's brilliant fun. I often chat to a Nigerian medic who is with the UN in Somalia. He is an intensive care nurse and an atheist in a war that is fuelled by theistic tribalism. His insights are unique.
Yes, I have to grant the fact that the Internet opens up your pov - if you let it. HAF tends to be more open in that respect than some I have seen, and I exclude specific group/organisation forums ftom this. "The Thinking Atheist" has a mainly American membership and, at times, almost an isolationist American feeling. Especially where gun ownership is concerned!
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