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Re: 150 – Group Tipping Point?

By Zadi | "Zadi" <karmagrrrl@...> | karmagrrrl
July 22, 2005 | Post #17958 | Topic #17917

It's an interesting study in sociology. I've been a member of the group since I think October of last year, and you do see a difference. Even though the numbers were steadily increasing, there wasn't much change in the way the members of the group communicated with one another. Then, yes, there did seem to be a spike - a tipping point - a bubbling over, or whatever you may want to call it. It's almost as if our brain cells can handle a fixed number of information. Like there is a certain line where realizing the similarities turns into noticing the differences. (...Wondering if this is how early settlers feel. How tribes form. How wars are started. How peace may be inevitable as long as we are human beings (this is where we should strive to rewire ourselves) ---- talk about off-topic. :)) Forums have come up a number of times. It's coming up regularly now. Maybe it is a viable option at this point. I know I scan this list pretty fast, just to make sure I don't miss important info, but I don't feel as connected to it as I used to be. I belong to a couple of other forums and there is still a sense of community. You just feel like you're traveling from room to room, rather than trying to shout in a big convention hall. Maybe a forum could work symbiotically with the yahoo group. In any case, this group has been valuable to me as I learned to vlog. It would be a shame if other newcomers don't get to have the same experience of community. Z. http://smashface.com/vlog PS: Michael, if you're liking Tipping Point, you should also pick up "Freakonomics" and "Blink." They are pretty good too.