People Who Care About the Same Things That I Do

Philosophy, Internet by Adam on 2008-06-24 08:25

All humans share a basic yearning: to connect with other people who care about the same things that they do.

Perhaps this, more than any other factor, explains the rapid adoption of the internet. It’s a channel for people with unusual interests - interests too diffuse in the general population for them to find each other in fixed geographic area - to meet and congregate.

Or as Megan McArdle more bluntly puts it: “The internet is the Freak Liberation Front.”

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