My blind proposal (as mentioned here) was successful and I’m in the whirlwind midst of a project on community on web boards.
I’ve always been fascinated by how people create identity, off-line of course, but online as well, where you have full control on how you are, how people see you. You can be whoever you want to be and while there’s certainly a lot of that, the internet is full of people being, mainly, themselves. Community seems like a natural offshoot of that, how people create genuine interactions and then relationships. So excited about this project, plus I’m getting to help a non-profit and it feels like I’ll really be improving something. Plus it’s great experience for my big project/business model thingie.