I'm still trying to figure out the nature of this space as it pertains to me. Sometimes, it's like Twitter with more words. (Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it's not always ideal for nuanced conversation.) I see a lot of news here, and a lot of robust, thought-provoking discussion around news.
Sometimes it's like Facebook, only without my friends -- and I kinda prefer it that way. No offense to my friends; it's just that, for me, it's an opportunity to engage with people that I don't know in real live, have never met, and might never have an opportunity to know.
And the pictures! My god, the pictures. Coolness abounds. I love seeing pics on FB of my friends doing interesting, stupid, everyday stuff or seeing shots of where they live or visit. Here, it's like a streaming art gallery some days, full of whimsy and heartbreak and everything in between.
But how exactly do I fit into this mix, or even if I'll stick around remain open questions. We'll see how it goes.