Back in college, I often found myself wander into the corner of the library to watch old anthropology films and read of indigenous tribes - strange traditions, wacky culture, and myths. From there, my obsession with "the other" began.Differences always fascinated me and perhaps it fascinates you, whether that fascination be fear, curiosity, or love.
My research always brought the same answer - "the other" is not much different than "me".
Enter email, text messaging, Facebook, and the open structure of Twitter. The possibility of meaningful connections now are more ubiquitous than ever, but are they happening? Or is there just more chatter?
Imagine a world where students talk, share, and listen to each other. Imagine a world where the walls of "the other" get broken down by a #hashtag, not a missile.