Some People Like to Watch...
By laurar on Oct 28, 2006
I click thru your delicious tags. I check out what you are "Digging." I eavesdrop on your conversations--sifting thru blog comments and tittering. (Did she mean what I think she typed or...)
This is the world of social software, where myspace and second life give you the chance to be anything you want to be. But there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good old-fashioned Email Alias for a spontaneous online "cocktail party". Take last Friday night for instance. An email alias had scores of comments and non-sequitors flying-- Topic: "appropriate language". I giggled as one of my friends stirred the pot posing as Rush Limbaugh representing the "forgiven Moral Majority." (c'mon! pull the pin and lob another one in there!) We had the left, the right, the kinky, the straight...and a quiz so you could find out if you didn't know for sure. There was the quote from Ghandi, Mark Twain, and in the end, the hug when it was all over.