Dave Shea, creator of the CSS Zen Garden and avid weblogger via his site, Mezzoblue, says that “the potential to hook up disparate groups of distributed people with the same interests is amazing.” Shea feels that “There’s nothing like an online community to bring together people who can’t create a local community out of lack of shared interest.”
Amen, Dave. A-freakin’-men.
From Integrated Web Design: Social Networking — The Relationship between Humans and Computers is Coming of Age by Molly Holzschlag. Hat tip to Matthew Mullenweg, who was linking to articles in said hat tip about XFN. In an odd bit of synergy, one of the members of the Rumor Forum went to high school with Matt.
I love the network.