Dispersed Community = Little Citizens Journalism?
It's an intriguing notion. If it's true, wouldn't it be a hurdle for citizens journalism projects in rapidly growing exurbs that are sprawling all over the U.S.? I grew up in a small town where everyone knew everyone and then moved to cities--the dense, mixed use cities with streets you walk down, allowing everyone to watch everyone, as Jane Jacobs said. So, it makes some sense to me. But maybe there are pockets of communities that develop within these broad communities?