Social internet editorial

Posted on Sunday, Dec 24 2006 @ 02:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Have you ever noticed how intricate and complex your virtual life really is? We spend hours each day talking to people we've never seen before, and yet don't know the names of many on our own streets. Columnist Brett Thomas takes a look at the virtual world of Web 2.0 and its effects on our real society.

"We celebrate birthdays together, we send each other notes of congratulations when something grand happens. "w00t" and "congrats" are met with with "thx" on a daily basis. We grow close to some members, and make acquaintance with many more. In effect, we are a virtual neighbourhood, each involved in the lives of those we talk to as if they were right next door."

Read on at Bit Tech.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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