The internet is not shit
...and the virtual communities are not dead, Tom Coates reminds us.
Yup. The value of the Internet is not in e-commerce, or web services, or ubiquitous computing, but in the simple fact that we all need to belong. Before, you could only be a part of the community that was physically around you, and if you weren't accepted in that, well, there wasn't much you could do about it.
Now, at least theoretically, anyone can find a group to belong to.
(Is this the reason why people have clustered up in big cities? Not only to seek shelter, but also because it is easier to find a community?)
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