Blogging review - background data

Chatting to Hugh Macleod this afternoon about being Scottish, what regionality meant, how located or not we felt geographically and the desire that people seem to have to group in groups of up to a hundred, Hugh said we were re-creating village life on the web.

But, as I pointed out, many of us ran away from the claustrophobia of village life to escape the inward looking, judgemental attitudes that can so easily come to dominate.

Then it dawned on me.

Online my blogroll is my village and the big difference is that if I don't like the society that is emerging I can evict people and replace them with new ones!