Meet Betty, a young woman from Morelos, Mexico. Her story speaks about the different connections and interactions that she encounters through online social networking – some of them expected and welcomed, some of them a little less straightforward. It’s also about how Betty exercises her judgment and discretion in dealing with them.
“The past summer I had gone on a cruise with a close friend. She and I met two brothers, who had taken an interest in us. After much dancing and drinking together, I began to feel sick. One of the brothers helped me back to my cabin, taking care of me as I became almost physically impaired. I eventually passed out.
El acto de contar una historia es transformador.
Cuando contamos una historia estamos definiendo la experiencia. Nombramos a las/os protagonistas, narramos el acontecimiento, definimos los valores y decidimos qué detalles son importantes. En otras palabras, estamos construyendo la realidad.
Cuando escuchamos una historia, permitimos que nuestro punto de vista se desplace y se sumerja en otra realidad. Cuando escuchamos activamente, también desarrollamos una comprensión más profunda.
Mobile phones have often been forwarded as an affordable solution to enabling internet access, especially for those from developing. According to recent research, there are currently 6 billion mobile subscribers worldwide, which is equivalent to 87% of the world’s population.