How does the new world of digital “friendship” affect our social life in the real world? How are we changing as we increasingly inhabit yet another virtual universe? What does the growing penetration of Facebook and social media portend for the way life will be lived, and how will it affect how we organize ourselves, from family life to politics? These were among the questions posed at a round table discussion in New York City that brought together experts on individual empowerment and the Internet- including Bowdoin Assistant Professor of Sociology Dhiraj Murthy. The event was sponsored by the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination, which posted a video of the proceedings.