Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00PM
Ben Simpson in Connection, Friendship, Life, Media, blog, blogging, social media

One of my goals for this forum is that it function not only as a vehicle for delivering news and ideas, but also for it to serve as a meeting ground for dialogue, conversation, and connection.  Thanks to the myriad of web-based social tools and the ease of direct communication by way of the commenting system, establishing links and interacting has become quite simple.

Here are a few easy ways to strengthen ties to this space: 

I want to connect with readers.  I also want readers to connect with one another, extending mutual respect and engaging in constructive dialogue.

Step out of the shadows and into the light.  Join the community.  Share it with others.

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