The internet has made our world smaller, and that is a good thing. Everyone who has spoken to me about microblogging knows that I’m madly in love with the work that my friends at Epic Change do. I’ve fallen for Africa without ever having visited because of the Twitter Kids. As a community we’ve watched
Bloggers love and hate comments. Comments are often the validation that we’re all looking for, and, almost as often, can be like a dagger through the heart (or an axe in your back). I’ve had dozens of people ask me the same question: How do you deal with the hateful comments. Don’t they bother you?
Recently I stated that “I have little respect for my community, yet I adore my audience.” Some folks believe that audience and community are synonyms. They most certainly are not. An audience may be an interactive audience, as this one sometimes is. In reality very few of my readers ever comment. Some of you email