I have to wonder if there is anything lost in translation? Or , HOW MUCH is being lost (I think quite a bit gets lost, and I also think there are SOME interesting EXTENSIONS/add-ons to be found as well. ) But this CNN piece (2 minutes and 44 seconds is in no way a â€œtreatmentâ€â€¦it is a , like I say in the title, a â€œnoveltyâ€ piece; a â€œclever twistâ€â€¦â€¦but there are certainly many more sophisticated, complex questions to ask about the Face to face community that was always the image. Question is, where can online â€œaugmentâ€ and where can it POSE as a â€œconvenienceâ€ that requires very little of the participant. I think that people can certainly get â€œintoâ€ many aspects of a shared online experience. But when does the â€œobservationâ€ and â€œparticipationâ€ get changed when comparing ftf embodied community and a â€œsubstituteâ€ ONLINE one?
Iâ€™m all for finding the ways to add-on and extend, but I amwary of â€œreplacementâ€ which is talked about or hinted-at in the video clip (see link below)
Online churches are growing in popularity. HLN talks to one pastor about community and communion in cyberspace.