Friday, August 27, 2010

Carlen Lea has a theory that social media has taken off because it replicates the experience of living in a small town. Think about it: you used to know exactly what your neighbors were doing on a daily basis because you'd run into them in public meeting places like a town square. Today, we know what the people in our networks are doing when we see it in our Twitter stream or Facebook newsfeed.

Her theory is supported by a new site called OneTwib. OneTwib makes it easier to meet your neighbors - you can register on the site to see what other users are living in your area, post fliers about block parties If you register, you can meet your neighbors, invite them to events like block parties, and post questions about lost and found. I ran a search and didn't see a lot of users in my area, but it will definitely be interesting to see if the site takes off....

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