One tendency of InternetCulture is that we selectively spend more time with people who think like us. Which is pleasant but means we miss out on diverse, alternative viewpoints.
- JohnHagel (in the story linked on GeographicClustering) suggests that : The next generation of the WWW may be driven by environments and tools that enhance serendipity. Companies that find ways to amplify serendipity may reap the greatest economic rewards as we all struggle to improve our return on attention.
- DareObasanjo gives an example of bringing Twitterlike status updates into chat software also raises serendipity : http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/2008/09/21/ResponseToSomeFeedbackOnWhatsNewInWindowsLiveMessenger.aspx
It's all about FractalLoading of course.