I'm reading The Digital Divide. Just not with my eyes. I know that sounds eerie. I'm listening to the audiobook version. I live within 2.1 miles of my workplace, but jaunts in the car are better spent seeking enlightenment, even if it's as intermittent as windshield wipers in a drizzle.
The Digital Divide's subtitle is Writings For and Against Facebook, YouTube, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking. (It's a collection of essays on that theme, edited by Mark Bauerlein. The audiobook is read by Peter Berkrot and XE Sands, with introduction by Mr. Bauerlein.)
One of my favorite parts so far on the first of nine discs is the observation that a growing number of websites catering to mature, accomplished adults (eg, The Wall Street Journal) do not allow anonymous comments, allowing for intelligent, constructive exchanges of ideas and opinions.
Why is that so?