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This is great. Usenet was good in that there was an intersection of (relatively) longform content and interaction. Blogs can be longform but lack the interaction. Twitter has the interaction but 140 characters....

Maybe in 10 or 20 years, people will mine gold from the shit that is slashdot, reddit, and (god help us) hn. Of course, those are all walled societies with karma points and such which encourages certain behavior and thought.

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