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kleinbl00  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where's Your "Third Place", Hubski?

An important aspect of "third places" is that they are place where you don't necessarily interact with "strangers" but more that there's a steady set of individuals who, while they might not be friends, are at least people you know and have expectations of.

The seminal book Bowling Alone is about the decline and fall of third places in American society and the effect it has had on health, culture and politics.




ButterflyEffect  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Bowling Alone should be required College Freshman reading material.

kleinbl00  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would love to see a revised edition. The text predates Friendster.