Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to Global Voices

The global reach of the internet can be deceiving: we may think we’re becoming more aware of the world around us, but we could just be reinforcing our own provincialism instead. In Zuckerman’s TED talk, he urges us to become more active “xenophiles” rather than “imaginary cosmopolitans.” What do you think of his mission? In your use of social media and the internet, in what ways are you expanding your horizons and learning about new people, places, and ideas? In what ways are you narrowing your perspective, and retreating into an “echo chamber” of people who are more or less like you?