Great technology brings people together. I truly believe that and I've been living it since 1994, when I started U-Wire. Back then, the idea was simple. Why should college media run standard AP stories? We should get together, share our stories and run stuff in our papers from other campus media outlets. Well, the rest is history. I graduated, grew U-Wire by signing up 800 campus papers (thanks Beckwith and Kelly Bare and everyone who helped!) and U-Wire is now owned by CBS.
Since 2002, I've been posting pictures of my immediate family -- first Kass and me, then Myles and now friends, family and more. I always lived far from the rest of my family and most of my close friends. So technology was the only way to really stay touch without touching traditional communication devices (phone, USPS, etc.).
So I started blogging about a week ago. (I'm hooked. I admit it. I have always loved to write. My brain works in strange ways.) In one of the first posts, I mention in passing my campaign to rule Landon's 8th Grade and how I opted out of the presidential campaign to let Jon Slotkin win. Well, a week later, Jon reads the post and we're now back in touch after years of falling out of touch.
Great technology brings people together and breaks across geographic and other barriers. I can't talk about it just yet. But I have a killer business that I'm about to launch that is founded on these principles. My partners are super smart (much smarter than me) and great people who I really look forward to working with. I'm hoping to be able to announce it next month.