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Vatican ambassador to Nicaragua Fortunatus Nwachukwu applauds as he watches a local television channel in Managua announce the election of Pope Francis. Photograph: Reuters

Some social commentators have argued in recent years that as a society we are retreating from simultaneous consumption of mass media into indiv(...)