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Participate Age, Domestically Speaking

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Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, August 16, 2007
9:58 pm

We folks who blog about technical things need to stop sometimes and consider how our technology is affecting and enabling non-techie folks in a pretty profound way.

Consider the blog my daughter Angie posted yesterday. On the surface, it is about making cookies (she makes great cookies). But it goes much deeper if you think about it. This is an example of a growing phenomena that is profounly changing and enriching our lives. It is all about a progressively widening circle of friends and family, ranging from several young married girls like my daughter to older folks like my wife and other “grannies” to young bloggers like my 13-year old daughter.

None of these people are particularly technically astutue, but they share ideas and hopes and dreams and challenges with each other through their blogs. It really is participation. Angie’s post had 20 comments before I added mine. Wow! I’ve never had that many on my blog! Plus, Angie’s blogroll lists 60 other bloggers she regulary “stalks.” The list seems to grow and grow.

Back to us techies. It is gratifying to know that our industry really has provided these significant new opportunities for social participation.

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One Response to “Participate Age, Domestically Speaking”

    yah, basically the most comments i’ve ever had was 9 and that was with my replies…

    Comment by holly on August 21, 2007 at 9:33 pm

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