The Ties That Bind

Open-ended questions for Week 8:

  1. In a recent article in The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell argued that “activism associated with social media…[is] built around weak ties,” and that “weak ties seldom lead to high-risk activism.” In what ways do you agree or disagree with this statement?
  2. How do you think digital media has impacted your relationships with people in your life, particularly your family members and closest friends?
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