We are part of the revolution that will integrate technology more thoroughly into our lives and blur the boundaries between us and machines.
The element that elevates the Internet from a simple tool into an interpersonal pehenomenon, connecting people in a meaningful way.
Bring together widely-scattered groups to meet on common ground creating new communities.
Collaborative sites such as "wikis" - a webpage open to editing by anyone - are now being applied in educational and organisational environments, providing a communal pool in which to pour knowledge for the benefits of all.
(Example: Wikipedia - I had a blog entry briefly introducing the wikipedia in my personal blog.)
Weblogs (blog), the success story of the current generation of social software, are a phenomenon of self expression which mediates the relationships between consumers of culture and those who report it - Blogosphere
It is the social in the software which will bring communities together.
(Source: The Star InTech, 19 Jan 2006, pg IT17)