According to an article by Richard Morrison in the Times this morning, there is a new book out (Rewire by Zuckerman) which suggests that the internet has really not made us spread our wings at all. He says that most Americans still only look at US web pages (94 percent) and that we mostly used all this new technology just like we used to use other methods of communication - i.e. writing letters and chatting over the fence to our neighbours.
I thought about this and decided to do my bit to be the exception that proved the rule. I clicked on 'next blog' at the top of my blog page and looked at six new blogs (a different one comes up each time you click on it).
The first one was a gardener in the South of England, so I sent him a comment - we have plenty in common with our interests in wild flowers and garden plants. I hope he will communicate. I decided on six different blogs for the experiment. The next four blogs which came up had not be in use since around 2009, so pretty pointless trying to communicate there. The final one was a lady on a large farm in Dakota - I left a comment there too. Their farm couldn't be more different from ours here in the Dales, but how good to communicate.
So can I suggest that you try it? Widen your circle in a new way - you never know what might come up. I shall be interested to hear how you get on.