Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

III. Objects of My Desire > 9. The Megalophone

Chapter 9. The Megalophone

It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

Charlotte Brontë

Keeping up with friends is the viral part of what keeps the social web growing, but it is the sites with intense activity around a topic that keep people coming back over and over again, and this activity often provides the core around which these communities are built. It’s the there, there.

Destinations where people are contributing and conversing about something are often harder to define and design, because the structure and the content are defined and created by the users. This is the place where people stand on their soap boxes and inspire dialogues and arguments, and it is the place where private conversations, secrets, and intense debates can happen around subjects people are intensely passionate about.


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint