Social Network? It’s Like Two Peas in a Pod

Pea pod
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When we see two people who are alike, we often say that they are “two peas in a pod”. Sometimes this relates to appearance, but it can equally apply to behaviour or attitude.

One of the things that is interesting about the community side of social networks is that we are able to reach past the differences that may otherwise keep us apart. For example, geography is now no impediment to friendship or connection. And it certainly does not stop collective action or emotional support.

A great example is the effort that has gone into imagining, creating and delivering the Frozen Pea Fund website inspired by Susan Reynolds. All contributions to the Frozen Pea Fund until October 2008 will go to Making Strides, the breast cancer campaign of the American Cancer Society.

Now, while I live in Australia, I personally don’t care where the cancer riddle is solved or by whom … I would just dearly love it solved.

And tonight as we are all looking forward to the comfort of friends and family in the lead up to Christmas, please also spare a thought for Susan and the many others in her situation. Spare a thought and some change … and help make the world a better place for us all.

2 thoughts on “Social Network? It’s Like Two Peas in a Pod

  1. Gavin, thanks so very much for being a part of the Frozen Pea Fund. While the money raised goes to support breast cancer research and programs here in the U.S., donations from outside the U.S. are welcome. And we’d love to see social networkers in other countries do something similar to the Frozen Pea Fund in their location.

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