Reminder: Everything is global online
The old Usenet client, rn, has a warning about thinking before you post, because thousands (later, millions) of people will see your post. The web is just like that, but without the need to learn a different way to connect to the Internet. You never know where your reader may be.
A few days ago, I (in North Carolina) posted a few comments on Liz Strauss's (Chicago) blog. Now, Mirona Iliescu has written a follow-up post linking to both Liz and me from Bucharest, Romania: Yay! I'm an octagon!
I'm used to seeing international traffic on my web site, because of the international affairs site I've run since 1995. A broadband over powerline report I wrote in 2004 still gets visitors from around the world, too. But this is the first time (I think) that my blogging has generated links outside North America.
The Death of Distance, indeed.