March 31st, 2005

One of the things I really like about LJ... when my friends start talking to each other in comments on my page.

Some recent examples in particular stand out, because they involve people who (as far as I know) have never met in real life.

I think I'm so pleased about this because one of the things I've always liked about throwing parties is putting people from the many disparate social groups in my life together. But large parties are problematic in many ways. Even when they work well, it's by no means assured that the people who would have things to say to each other will actually meet. Moreover, LJ is better at this than I could ever be, even if I carefully picked guests for a small party, because people will end up commenting on things I had little if any idea they were interested in.

Well! I suppose I've found the second reason for my LiveJournal's existence.
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