'Frontline

Digital Nation' Re-airs Tonight at 9pm ET

by Cynthia Fuchs

8 February 2011

Frontline's investigation of digital culture re-airs on PBS 8 February.
 

New means of transmitting “news”, of making resistance and protest visible via Twitter, email, and cell phone footage—have been highlighted during the ongoing crisis in Egypt. And yet, if boundaries of identity and community are not in fact national or even state-secured or supported, then no one seems quite accountable for or even very careful about transgressing. Frontline: Digital Nation shows how advancing technologies not only bring faster and changed ways of processing, communicating, and conjuring ideas, but also produce gaps in experience and expectations.

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