There is a universal geography of cyberspace. Men, women, children, of all religions, political persuasions and national origin--hundreds of millions of them—live here. They meet and marry, they shop here, they share deep friendships, the research their health issues, study and graduate from colleges, read and practice democracy.
Cyberspace is a "Brave New World" in more ways than one. I've seen recruitment for the Taliban in Muslim chat rooms on Microsoft and threats to blow up America by a chatter named Osama bin Laden years before
September 11.2001. I've watched in cyberspace as people change faiths, leave their spouses, raise their children, retire and pass on. I've seen raging battles over what clothes are important in a Barbie doll
collection and heard the pleas of desperate couples soliciting women for children to adopt.
But one thing I have yet to see much of are United States based companies who understand that any web site is a world-wide web site. The home of a website, and the brand on a web site, is no longer the land-based, bricks and mortar national location. A website lives in cyberspace and so does the brand. The url of a site is the mail address. The contact us or robotic chat for customer service is in cyberspace. The myopic view that some in nations outside the US claim is evidenced in foreign policy is also evidenced on some popular and important websites. Take at look at your site? And, see if it reflects the fact that cyberspace citizens live there--without regard to national boundaries.