IN THE LAST FOUR MINUTES....
I launched Flickr.
I jumped into the flickr community discussion.
I shared a link to my post about flickr and social software in the chat with Jared, nerochiaro, J David, Shadow, Stewart and a couple of other folks.
They read my post and commented. "No point--I like that," someone said.
I asked where everyone was working from--if the flickr police in CorpUS had visited anyone yet.
Jared, whom I'd never run into before, said he was working at the studio.
I asked what kind.
He said a programming studio. This one to be precise.
I looked around the site, amazed. Do it. Do it now.
I found Jared here.
I looked some more.
And I found one of the points of social software.
A message popped up, and I said yes, and Jared and I are now aquaintances.
And then I found another point.
And a lot of points.
And it took four minutes.