A Brief Background:
I am prone to an over-obsession with news. It's a strange mix of curiosity and "need to learn" paranoia. And now that NewsGator opened up their
as freeware, I can use a secure web platform, a customized iPhone widget, and a desktop news reader - all at the same time - to check all my RSS feeds. What this means is that I have 500-600 blogs and specialized news feeds at my fingertips - every day
just released the ability to create a customized new feed with all the activity in your network - who is connecting, who is joining, who is doing what at that exact time... (i.e. information overload...)
Observation: I can't help but think about the social effect of our relationships. We do have an effect on those with whom we are connected and associated. That effect extends almost indefinitely...which is strangely awe-inspiring! Changing the world is not only a possibility, we are doing it whether we want to or not...