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Are We the Smartest People on the Web?
Like alot of folks up in here, I belong to quite a few "online communities" (message boards, social networking places, blogging sites, etc). I personally belong or have belonged to everything from music communities to work-from-home messageboards to dating sites (the latter definitely belongs in the "used to belong to" category).
I am fairly new to this site. I am a former Larryville resident who still has some family in that town and still visits on a semiregular basis (Lawrence is and always will be one of my favorite places). A few months back, one of my Larryville cousins sent me a link to an article about a girl we grew up with who is making a name for herself in the Lawrence volunteering realm. In order to comment on the article about her I had to create and account and the rest is history. I belong to a couple of other newspaper sites, including the KC Star (KC is another former residence) and the Salina Journal (my present place of habitation). Neither one of them is as "community'ish" as the Lawrence Journal World's site. I really enjoy visiting and posting here and am starting to feel "at home", so to speak, because I am becoming more familiar w/ folks.
Anyway, I was thinking about how this site seems to have older members (by "older" i mean people mid 30s and up) and, I am not sure if there is any correlation, the regular posters seem to be smarter than other boards I have belonged to. I think folks up in here put a bit more thought into what they post instead of going off of emotion and ranting and raving like I've seen on other online communities.
And thank heavens for the fact that I see very little "text'ese" used here! I'm thinking that also has something to do w/ the median age being older as well.
What do y'all think? Is it just me or am I truly in the company of the cerebral and thought-filled on this site? Yes, you can ring your own bells and brag if you like. I'm just checking because if I am wrong about this being a smart people's site, that means I have been surrounding myself w/ cyber-idiots for the past 13+ years.