However none of these discussions moved beyond a discursive level of civic engagement, suggesting that the potential for mobilization through social networking online has not yet been realized, despite the traditional orientation to community service among blacks in America.
A recent Pew survey on remarriage found that divorce rates for older Americans have doubled since 1990 and one in two divorced or widowed seniors had remarried in 2013.
One can link oneself here to a particular religion.
And if one’s religion is not on the list, there is, again, the ‘other’ option.
At the other hand, after registration, everybody can join the network. However, we also make it our duty to consider the interests of the larger community of members who use this site.
This means keeping free of as much profanity, offensive and derogatory material, and SPAM as possible — in the form of, but not limited to, images and text. Byrne explores community life on this social network site and how users participate in public discussion, but she argues that discussions on Black Planet stay on a discursive level: …participants are deeply committed to ongoing discussions about black community issues.