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How is new technology impacting community life?

Barry Newman, president, Ravensworth-Bristow Civic Association, Fairfax

“I can’t say enough. It’s essential. People are busy, busy, busy, busy. This is the only way to go.”

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Barry Newman

Evie Kasper, Greenfield Farms Homeowners Association member, Fairfax

“[Our] management company sends out [memos] in minutes. That’s our only way right now. In a month or so, we’ll have a website—that’s a huge difference.”

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Evie Kasper

Derrick Chamlee, creative director for the Public Broadcasting Service, Fairfax

“It makes a lot more communication and a lot quicker. It’s amazing. We had a missing kid in the neighborhood and people were outside [in minutes]. He was found in his neighbor’s basement watching TV.”

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Derrick Chamlee

Sonny Caputo, retired, Springfield

“You’ve got to better understand how your government is working and services [provided]. [However], it doesn’t get one on one communication [experience].”

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Sonny Caputo

Mary Chobot, secretary of the Civic Association, Annandale

“It can make communication quicker. [Through] email, we can get info out much quicker. We’ve succeeded in getting 75 percent already.”

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Mary Chobot