Q: When are ones and zeros better than real life?

A: When they help us expand our real lives and our social networks.

I got a digital scanner for Mother’s Day–some of the ones and zeros that flew out of it turned into an iPhoto slide show for our daughter’s wedding.

But that’s nothing compared to what happened to Liz Lawley’s ones and zeros–a long-lost Brazilian cousin discovered this Flickred photo. Result? Intercontinental family reunions that could never have resulted from “real” photos. (Nor would we hear this story if Liz did not have a blog.)

Users who create and control their own data–taggingsearchRSS–all the multiple features of Web 2.0–they’re not just some hype-laden bubble for investors, they are going to be world-changing for all of us.

Endrant–and congratulations to Liz on her many new cousins!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: