The walls argument, again. "Without adding pictures and links, without the ability to connect with others and push forward your common thinking, bloggingGate is just online publishing without any of the benefits. A network is formed to drive people forward, to invite controversy and discussion. People need to connect to make this happen. Walled gardens may be put together for a reason, but open parks, spaces where people can roam a bit, see what they want, and sure, sometimes cause a bit of controversy, are the realities of our lives. It is in these commonly built open spaces where we learn about other people and other places. Within the walls we may be more comfortable, but we never get a true glimpse of the benefits of being outside."