“New communities are defined through voluntary, temporary, and tactical affiliations, reaffirmed through common intellectual enterprises and emotional investments. Members may shift from one group to another as their interests and needs change, and they may belong to more than one community at the same time. These communities, however are held together through the mutual production and reciprocal exchange of knowledge.” (Cohen &Kenny 11)
The notion that technology led the way towards the expansion of discourse communities is an idea that I have been playing with throughout the semester. This is furthered in looking at the reach of social media. Particularly in the Cohen and Kenny, social media platforms as communities is thoroughly discussed. Social media has become a culture of its own. Bonds are formed and according to each community a unique identity is shown. The main point I want to raise is that social media is becoming a central part of the way people communicate.