525627_293517160748119_634474547_nMy name is Mia Farinelli, and I’m a sophomore at Stanford and a New Yorker at heart. My dreams and interests have yet to be fully translated into my studies, but I’m enjoying the journey rather than the destination. Social media and virtual communities have captured my interest because of their unique intersection between human interaction and technology, an intersection that society has no clear cut compass for but yearns to be explored. As our relationship with technology grows, finding viable, efficient, and compelling ways to communicate with other individuals, groups, and communities through technology will continue to take precedence in our social development.

In my spare time, I pursue many interests, hobbies, and passions, namely classical singing, creative writing, photography, knitting, and sleeping. I look forward to meeting and working with the members of COMM 182 Winter 2015, and I wish us all the best of luck.