Welcome to the TMI Blog!

On September 10-11, Brandeis University’s International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life will host a two-day conference titled,  “TMI: Social Justice in the Age of Facebook.

The conference will explore questions such as: Do YouTube, Twitter, and texting mean greater access, or simply wider and deeper divisions among individuals and groups? Does technology allow societies to achieve democracy? Or empower dictatorships to oppress their people? Are we all entitled to free use of content on the Internet?

In the spirit of the topic, a small group of Brandeis students will be maintaining this blog throughout the conference.  It is our hope that this blog will not only serve as an outlet to report on all of the events, but as a place where a cyber-discussion can happen in real-time throughout the conference.  We encourage both conference attendees and those following the live stream to share their opinions, ideas, and thoughts on the speakers and respondents via comments on this blog, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc…  We will be blogging the entire day on Thursday September 10 (2 – 8 pm) so please visit the blog often!

Please try to take part in the online discussion because your contributions will be featured prominently at the end of the conference.  At the final session,”The Student Verdict,” we will be sharing our experience maintaining the blog, analyzing the cyber-discussions taking place, and thinking about into the ways in which new-media transforms our interaction with the news.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts at this exciting event!

TMI

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