• 24 Friends and Strangers

I’ve been thinking about how the internet is changing what we mean by "friend," and how technology such as podcasting makes it possible to reach out to strangers despite differences in geography, ethnicity and other ways by which we separate ourselves from others.  For specifics, I turned to a new friend on the excellent Me.dium site, and to a few strangers on the Boston subway’s red line this morning.

Music: "Going to the Sun" on the Glacier Journey
CD composed by Montana musicians Christine Dickinson, Janet Haarvig and
Matthew Lyon  Link here. Used by

Photo of a Boston subway station by Michelle Barrette of Kingston, Canada, courtesy of Flickr.