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Update, March 31, 2016[edit]

You've done an amazing job here, Chelsea. I think that you're basically good to go with the research. All you have to do now for the final edit is to streamline everything and write it into the style of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. Sentences like "Lets face it not only do people post photos of their lives on Instagram they also tweet their lives away on Twitter." are way too colloquial and do not belong in an encyclopedia. Other sentences, such as "Every individual has a routine for him or herself and within these daily routines contains all of their familiar strangers" are also unnecessary. The trick will be to delete the unnecessary, so your word count will go down but your quality will go up. Also, you need to make sure you put in your citations correctly and go through your whole article to make sure that certain ideas, names, and concepts are linked back up to their own Wikipedia pages. But you definitely earned an A for this rough draft. @Chelseastrubbe: Alfgarciamora (talk) 23:03, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Removed tech specific sections[edit]

I've removed some pretty long and largely unsourced sections on specific technologies as they relate to or manifest aspects of the subject. These sections tend to age the least well in an encyclopedia because in 5-10 years half of the examples may be out of business or no longer relevant (ask digital scholars about how popular Second Life was a decade ago). They're also areas where the tone and stance of the sources that were cited seemed to bleed through too much. Articles like this should be neutral, even if the relevant scholars and sources inveigh against something or create particularly colorful metaphors (e.g. Jabberwocky), the text of a Wikipedia article should not reflect that (or at least endorse it). Adam (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:47, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Chelseastrubbe: did you see this comment by Adam? Also, you should check out the work by Georg Simmel on the stranger and see if it applies to your article. Alfgarciamora (talk) 12:44, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Rearranging Content[edit]

Hi All,

I've been doing some research on Familiar Strangers, and I came across this article. It's looking good, but I'd like to do some restructuring and moving around. I'm thinking of creating a History/Core Experiments section (with Simmel, Milgram, and Paulos sections), and then creating a Technological Applications section with the social network content. I'm not sure what to do with "Social identity theory" section as it's more of an explanation of the phenomena than about the Familiar Stranger in general. I may try to see if any other larger theories seek to explain it.

Want to let you know what I'm up to!

SciutoAlex (talk) 14:55, 24 April 2017 (UTC)