The sun begins to rise over the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia Beach, VA, in August 2011. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Nature Comes Into Full View On Twitter August 9, 2012 Attention to social media diminishes our experience of the real world! So we're often told. But commentator Barbara J. King turns this notion around and shows how Twitter, especially, can markedly increase our appreciation of nature.