In this blog, we’ve discussed digital living from several angles. Most recently, we’ve addressed a specific topic — time — and then elaborated on it by a collaborative effort on autoethnography, self-analysis.

Now I would invite everyone, Fordham students and anyone else reading this, to go ‘from micro to macro’. In other words, now that we have observed/read about others’ observations of digital living, what does that mean to us as a society? Remember, communication and media studies are often said to be about real-life problem solving.

So the core question to you all is: What, in your opinion, is the biggest communication/media related challenge/problem in our digital era for all of us as a society?

Fordham students (and others): This time around, let’s take blogging further and truly interact with one another here, comment on each others’ posts, debate, complement them…

Here are some comments to a similar question by a group of communication studies MA students from around the world: They are addressing the challenges in the field of media in general, ranging fro the safety of journalists to network neutrality. And they talk about the web 2.0, too. You can use those as your inspiration, too (especially if you’re an early blogger and there’s not much to comment on here). And here’s an earlier blog entry, The Internet is a Scary Place, that addresses one challenge — just something to perhaps inspire your thinking.