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In cities, being surrounded by strangers, social networking is what needs to help us connect with each other and create new people networks.

Discussion started by TED Live member, Kevin W. Borders: What's interesting thus far is the disconnect between the ideas of cities and the previous session about crowds. My experience in cities is being surrounded by many strangers. It seems to me that social networking needs to help us connect with each other and create new people networks. The talks thus far have been economic and technological.

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    Mar 1 2012: Kevin brings up a great point, but I think we need to be more expansive in out idea of "social networking" to include a continuum between virtual and f2f contact...I think that we also need to reevaluate the goals of our "networks" to include social/psychological/emotional support, economic interaction, health/wellness, community maintenance (for example).

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