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  •  I use this site in such a different way than that (1+ / 0-)
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    For me, it's a news aggregator, an action network and organizing tool, and a community/movement builder. Maybe because I rarely write diaries, and most of the ones I do write are connected with the community, I don't have much of my ego bound up in this place. Perhaps if I were a pro or an aspiring one, i might feel differently.

    I also have a fairly demanding (in a good way) life outside of this site, and I suspect that some of the prime suspects here have a lot of time on their hands and limited real-life social interaction.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 07:31:46 AM PDT

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    •  The "ego" thing is apropos. (1+ / 0-)
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      It applies to more than just this particular site, but yes, I have seen that played out in ways I found quite sad, and in some cases disappointing because I didn't see that poster as being that insecure.  

      When egotism gets too extreme, it takes all the fun out of it.

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