Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Communities ...

The internet affords the opportunity for types of community that could never exist before. This blog and others like it are an example of one kind of community that an easy and inexpensive means of mass-publication can create, but the nature of the internet means there are so many more possibilities.

Another interesting example is the Frappr network. Frappr lets people create custom maps that others can add locations too, giving almost a virtual atlas of a particular group or community. In this global wired world, it may not be necessary to know geography, but necessary or not, geography is a part of all our lives, and it makes a difference.

If you look in the sidebars, you'll see I've added a link for my own Frappr map ... I want to know where my readers are. Just click the link and add your name.


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