Delighted to say this post, which includes my user-is-the-destination now slidedeck and a video of me presenting it at widget web expo (London) has been short-listed for post of the month in Neil Perkins ThinkTank.
I hope you'll spare the time to go cast a vote for any of the very worthy candidates.
Neil's ThinkTank is a great way of connecting communities of purpose: People who care enough about something to make change happen.
The first step is discovering and connecting with people who share your purpose: People you didn't know you needed or needed to know.
Blogrolls (which in a disaggregated one-post-only kind of way is what ThinkTank is) perform this introduction extremely effectively.
It works as a distributed network of trust. Trust me and it's likely you'll trust my advice to check out ThinkTank.
Trust what you find there - and who knows how much value you will find in the new connections that leads you to.
You are on a journey to seek others who have the same issues and challenges to solve.
If I can be part of that journey, great. If we join together on that journey, even better.
We are the eighth mass media.
Bonus link: Alan Moore on why brands need people and people need brands.