OK, one more note about LibraryThing… talk. LT has recently implemented discussion forums, but done so with a shifting twist that re-imagines what an online conversation can be. I am stunned at what Tim and his team have accomplished in less than one year, and the kind of creativity behind the new Talk feature is a great example of the dynamic ideas inspired by really thinking about how to serve a community.
Mary has been working on an Open Source Religious Education site idea. I don’t know that conversations had been part of the idea, but if we were to implement them, I think the Talk model could be very exciting.