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Linked: The Influence of Virtual Communities on Physical Spaces 14:56 min.

Emily Leshner

Linked: The Influence of Virtual Communities on Physical Spaces examines how social media and virtual communities, like Facebook, can influence the physical environments in which they are situated and which they represent.

It follows the experiences of four residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a neighborhood located in Brooklyn, New York. The residents belong to a Facebook group where members discuss community-related issues, share information about retail establishments, as well as advertise events, goods and services. In the film, the residents share individual perspectives on how their neighborhood, and their perception of it, is linked with their membership to the Facebook group.