cortneys: Social separation between class, age, ethnicity, and gender has been part of American culture for decades. However, America is not alone. China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Korea all have been guilty of social separation as a tool for keeping order and control over their citizens. The idea… In Boyds article she talks about the separation of the intellectual class and the less mature. All over the world the cyber world is continues to aid in the social separation. I think this also has relates to Lee’s article about Japanese in America. It is hard to open up to people who are different than us thus we stray away from the unfamiliar, Like the Japanese, they were a lot different than the caucasian men that have been in America for most of their lives. Rather than accepting them, they pushed them away. The different social class have rather kept us in our comfort zone and help us from wandering away from the familiar. Boyd talks about how these sites are used for networking and meeting new people but what we are doing is completely opposite.